Main Article Content
It has been estimated that Thailand will be a “complete aged society” in 2021. Thus, providing the elderly care in the aspect of good nutrition is crucial to reduce the burden on the part of caretakers. This research aims to develop an information system on nutrition of the elderly in Chamai Subdistrict, Nakhon Si Thammarat and distribute the system to state personnel, local community leaders, and interested individuals. Three hundred and twenty two elderly people were selected through probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling, and 52 users of the developed system through purposing sampling. In-depth interviews and questionnaires were used to collect data. The system was developed using SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) process, web technologies and Open Standards software, combining dashboard and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. Content analysis was conducted for qualitative data; and percentage, mean and standard deviation, for quantitative ones. Results reveal that the system can store and clearly present nutritional information of the elderly, both in statistical and spatial formats. The developed system was disseminated through forums, documents and social media such as Facebook and Instagram. The system has been used as a tool to support elderly care for Chamai municipality staff and the elderly in the area. This tool can also be useful for people who are interested.
Authors must agree to the journal publication rules and allow the editors to edit the manuscripts for publication.
Author’s right belongs to the author but Journal of Southern Technology holds the right of first publication and thus allow readers to use the article for the purpose of education but not commercial.
Ashkezari, A. D., Hosseinzadeh, N., Chebil, A., & Albadi, M. (2018). Development of an enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) integrated with smart grid. Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, 14, 25-34.
Carlson, T., York, S., & Primomo, J. (2011). The utilization of geographic information systems to create a site selection strategy to disseminate an older adult fall prevention program. The Social Science Journal, 48, 159-174.
Chaiya, S., Aramdilokrat, T., & Rabma, P. (2017). Developing information systems for recording reports to duty of personnel in Lamphun provincial office of the non-formal and informal education. TLA Research Journal, 10(1), 63-71. [in Thai]
Chatkool, N. (2014). Tourism Industry (5th ed.). Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press. [in Thai]
Chiraprapai, K., & Nuamphet, T. (2018, April 10). Press conference “What does Statistics Say Current and Future Seniors”. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from http://www. nso.go.th/sites/2014/Pages/Press_ Release /2561/ N10-04-61-1.aspx [in Thai]
Jaraeprapal, U., & Jinpon, P. (2018). Database system development for care of the elders in community. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, 17(5), 412-422.
Jinpon, P., & Jaraeprapal, U. (2015). The Development of Geographic Information System for Elderly Care in Community. In The 7th Walailak Research National Conference (p. 95). Nakhon Si Thammarat: Walailak University. [in Thai]
Jinpon, P., Jaroensutasinee, M., & Jaroensutasinee, K. (2011). Business intelligence and its applications in the public healthcare system. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, 8(2), 97-110.
Jinpon, P., Jaroensutasinee, M., & Jaroensutasinee, K. (2013). Dashboard Decision Support System for Community Well-being Assessment System in Thailand. PRAGMA24 Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand.
Jinpon, P., Jaroensutasinee, M., & Jaroensutasinee, K. (2014). Implementing Community Well-Being Assessment System: A Case Study at Pak Poon sub district Administration Organization. In The 6th Walailak Research National Conference (p. 135). Nakhon Si Thammarat: Walailak University.
Jinpon, P., Jaroensutasinee, M., & Jaroensutasinee, K. (2016). Integrated information visualization to support decision-making in order to strengthen communities: Design and usability evaluation. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 1-14, http:// dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/ 17538157.2016.1255626
Jinpon, J., Songsee, M. Tabaniyom, S., Thenwong, K., & Wuttisak, W. (2016). Integrated information visualization to support decision making for promotion of older persons’ perceptions toward human rights following the Act on Older Persons B.E. 2546 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Journal of Southern Technology, 10(1), 175-184. [in Thai]
Jinpon, P., & Jueboon, M. (2019). The information system for reporting density of alcohol stores surrounding educational institutions in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Journal of Southern Technology, 12(1), 103-114.
Jinpon, P. (2019). Development of health tourism promotion model of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Journal of Southern Technology, 12(2), 27-42. [in Thai]
Komchadluek. (2017). 2nd ed. Thai Elderly in ASEAN. Retrieved September 28, 2017, from http://www. komchadluek.net/ news/ edu-health/270595 [in Thai]
Muurinen, S., Soini, H., Suominen, M., & Pitkala, K. (2010). Nutritional status and psychological well-being. European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 5, e26-29.
National Statistical Office Thailand. (2019). Number of Elderly from the Thai Population Survey by Gender, Region, Province and Area, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from http:// statbbi. nso.go.th/ stati creport/page/ sector /th/01. aspx [in Thai]
Nilmanat, K., Naka, K., Kong-in, W., Sai-jew, A., Chailungka, P., & Boonphadh, P. (2013). Nutritional conditions of elderly people in the three southernmost border provinces. Thai Journal of Nursing Council, 28(1), 75-83.
Nguyen, Q. C., Khanna, S., Dwivedi, P., Huang, D., Huang, Y., Tasdizen, T., … Jiang, C. (2019). Using google street view to examine associations between built environment characteristics and U.S. health outcome. Preventive Medicine Reports, 14, 1-11.
Panichkul, P., & Pongsakoolchai, S. (2009). Management information system. Bangkok: KTP Publisher. [in Thai]
Pattharawongthana, J., Thipcharoen, S., & Chantaraj, P. (2017). The development of management information system for support the community planning preparation in semi-urban area at Saraphi sub-district, Saraphi district, Chiang Mai province to encourage participation community management for sustainable development. FEU Academic Review Journal, 11(4), 128-146. [in Thai]
Prachachat. (2018). 10 Provinces, the elderly target groups nationwide. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from https:// www. prachachat. net/local-economy/ news-143199 [in Thai]
Ralph, M. S., & George, W. R. (2014). Fundamentals of Information Systems. USA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning.
Thairath Online. (2015). Scan Generation of Thai People, the Power to Drive the Digital Economy. Retrieved October 15, 2018, from https://www.thairath.co.th/content/475518 [in Thai]
Thairath. (2016). Nutrition in the Elderly. Retrieved September 28, 2019, from https:// www. thairath. co. th / content/743021 [in Thai]
Vansarochana, A., Piyathamrongchai, K., & Aonseng, P. (2014). The development of public health database in case of nutrition community related to elderly health in Bang Ra-Kam District, Phitsanuloke Thailand. In the 2nd Conference of the Higher Education Research Promotion Project. Bangkok. [in Thai]
We are Social. (2019). Digital in 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from https://wearesocial. com/ global-digital-report-2019 Working Group on Rights Movement for the Elderly. (2010). Handbook on the Rights of the Elderly in PakPoon Sub-district under the Elderly Act 2003. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from http://resource.thaihealth.or.th/ taxonomy/term/7370 [in Thai]
World Health Organization (WHO). (2018). Ageing and Health. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from https: // www. who. int/ news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ageing-and-health
Xia, N., Cheng, L., Chen, S., Wei, X., Zong, W., & Li, M. (2018). Accessibility based on Gravity-Radiation model and Google Maps API: A case study in Australia. Journal of Transport Geography, 72, 178-190.