Factors Related to Soil-Transmitted Helminth Prevention Behaviors in Students of Hill Tribe Community Learning Centers Tha Song Yang District, Tak Province


  • Mathee Sootthasil Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Northern College


Disease prevention behavior, Parasitic worms, Thai hill tribe community learning center


This study was correlational. The researcher collected data by the number of samples that had been examined with feces and using a questionnaire of 85 people. In this research, microscopic fecal examination was performed to detect parasitic eggs in the feces by Kato's thick smear technique. and the respondents were the parents of the students. The data was collected between December 2022 and March 2023. Analysis of personal data, frequency, percentage and standard deviation. The analysis of the relationship between the variables. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test statistics.

The results showed that most of the students were female, accounting for 62.35% and male, accounting for 37.65%. The age of most students was in the range of 15-19 years, accounting for 47.06%, followed by 10-14 years of age. was 38.82 percent, nutritional status, most of them were normal weight accounted for 81.18 percent, followed by weight less than the criteria accounted for 11.76 percent. The prevalence rate of gastrointestinal helminths detected eggs of gastrointestinal worms. Representing 10.59 percent, found in males representing 21.88 percent and females representing 3.77 percent found in the age range of 15-19 years, accounting for 12.50 percent, followed by 10-14 years of age, accounting for 12.12 percent. Most of them found that their weight was less than the standard, accounting for 70.00 percent, followed by relatively little weight. accounted for 20.00 percent. Characteristics of the distribution of helminths classified by species, the most common is roundworms. accounted for 7.06%, followed by hookworms accounted for 2.35% and pinworms 1.18%. Roundworms and pinworms were more common among male students than female students. representing 12.50 percent and 3.13 percent respectively. The prevalence of gastrointestinal worms was significantly correlated with the nutritional status of the students at p-value < 0.05. Age, sex and grade level of the students were not correlated with the prevalence of gastrointestinal worms. Food

Suggestions: Responsible agencies in the area should provide student leaders for health promotion and disease prevention according to the health promotion school policy. To enable students to take the lead in promoting and preventing disease in schools. family and community To create knowledge on health promotion and prevention of helminthiasis for the community.






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