Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills of the Participants in a Training Course for Competent Officials to Implement Consumer Protection Relating to Health Products at the District Level of Thailand

  • คนธ์พงษ์ คนรู้ชินพงศ์ Sirindhorn College of Public Health, KhonKaen Province
  • เพ็ญนภา ศรีหริ่ง Sirindhorn College of Public Health, KhonKaen Province
  • สุกัณฑา หมวดทอง Sirindhorn College of Public Health, KhonKaen Province
Keywords: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, Competent Officials, District Level

Abstract

The implementation of consumer protection in health products by the district competent officials to be successful, the officials would be required to participate in a training course consisting of a variety of experiences to help them in obtaining advanced knowledge and positive attitude with the ability to work correctly. Objective: To assess a new training course for officials to implement in consumer protection relating to health products at the district level comparing their pre-test and post-test of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Methods: This research was based on a Quasi-experimental research design. The pre and post average scores of knowledge, attitudes, and skills of the consumer protection relating to health products were assessed and compared. The subjects for the implementation were the public health executives from eight provinces consisted of Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Loei, Nakhon Phanom, Bueng Kan, Nong Khai and Nong Bua Lam Phu.  The tools used consisted of a questionnaire issued to the volunteers for self-administration of the pre and post of the training. The data collected were then analysed using descriptive statistics and the difference of the average score was compared by a Paired Sample t-test. Results: Out of the 78 volunteers who participated in the research project, the majority was male. The average age was 52.9 years old (SD 4.39) with minimum were 37 years old and maximum 59 years old. Most of them graduated in master and higher degree. The average working period was 27.1 years (SD 10.7). Their position was senior professional level. Minimum and maximum working periods were between 1 and 39 years. The statistical test results showed that the average score of the post-test knowledge, attitude and skill were significantly greater than the pre-test (α = 0.05). Conclusions: The new training program development can help increase the knowledge, attitudes and skills of the officials at the district level for the consumer protection regarding health products. The positive attitude toward the consumer protection was increased; however, all outcomes were not in the maximum level. Therefore, an advanced training program should be proposed and developed to help implementing any future training to help improve the officials’ skills. The motivation should be rewarded by increasing of an income, as well help support any network collaborations within an area with great efficiency.

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Published
2019-11-11
How to Cite
คนรู้ชินพงศ์ค., ศรีหริ่งเ., & หมวดทองส. (2019). Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills of the Participants in a Training Course for Competent Officials to Implement Consumer Protection Relating to Health Products at the District Level of Thailand. Journal of Health Science and Community Public Health, 2(1), 91-107. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhscph/article/view/224552
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Research Articles