Health Literacy and Health Behavior of Female Prisoners in Three Southern Border Provinces

  • Sarinah Ranee The project of Faculty of Nursing, Fatoni University
  • Prapaporn Langputeh The project of Faculty of Nursing, Fatoni University
  • Najmah Lertariyapongkul Boromarajonani College of Nursing
Keywords: Health Literacy, Health Behavior, Women Prisoners

Abstract

This survey research aimed to study health literacy and health behaviors of female prisoners in three southern border provinces of Thailand. The health literacy and health behaviors questionnaires were used to collect data. The tools used were adjusted according to the assessment of the Health Education Division, Ministry of Public Health. The tools were verified by professionals and their reliability was 0.72 and 0.71, respectively.

       The results of the study indicated that 40.39 percent of female prisoners had a fair level of the overall health literacy score and 34.31 percent had a very good level of health behaviors score. In term of food consumption behaviors, 27.4 percent did not control the amount of food consumption and were found putting extra seasoning on food. Only 30.17 percent had eaten vegetable and fresh fruits more than a half of kilogram twice a week.

The results of this study can be used as guidance for promoting food consumption behaviors and food preparation to female prisoners in three Southern border provinces and other areas.

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Published
2019-12-18
How to Cite
Ranee, S., Langputeh, P., & Lertariyapongkul, N. (2019). Health Literacy and Health Behavior of Female Prisoners in Three Southern Border Provinces. Princess of Naradhiwas University Journal, 12(3), 44-60. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnujr/article/view/227746
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