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The purposes of this research were 1) to evaluate health service needs for the cerebrovascular disease patients, and 2) to study correlation between the patients’ health needs and ability for daily routine. Research sample consisted of 154 cerebrovascular disease patients that diagnosed by physicians, under Ratsada Hospital Health Service Network, Ratsada district, Trang province, from year 2011 to 2015. The sample size derived from a calculation conformed to patients’ need proportion for each aspect of the health service that each aspect was 97.74 % on the average. Data collection was done through simple sampling with lottery method. Research tool for data collection was questionnaires. Analytical statistics were percentage, frequency distribution, percentage. In addition, Pearson Chi-square was used to analyze the correlation.
The research revealed that the highest need for cerebrovascular disease patients was involved in health care service aspect (83.77%). However, the majority of health care needs were not consistent with government health care services including Thai traditional medicine (massage, sauna and massage with hot press) and annual physical fitness test at least once a year. Building and enhancing the spiritual power strengthening aspect, the patients want to be recognized on their value and be provided for morale, and need for body & health care (76.67%). Moreover, all the need assessments for the patients participated in health care service section (aspect) harmonized with an ability level of activities in daily activities. That was the needs for health care service was likely to high when ability for routine activities was decrease, especially in aspect of body & health care, aspect of in-house environmental management, and material & financial aspect. In addition, the study result for correlation between the patients’ health need and ability for daily routine, indicated that there was entirely correlation at statistics significance .05 (P-value = .03).
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