Pissamai Lion

Development of a Model for Promoting Health Literacy for Pregnant Women with Iron Deficiency Anemia in Yang Sisurat District, Mahasarakham Province


  • Pissamai Lion
  • Kamthorn Dana
  • Anucha Taiwong วิทยาลัยพยาบาลศรีมหาสารคาม คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ สถาบันพระบรมราชชนก
  • Kanjana Jantanui


Pregnant women, Iron deficiency anemia, Health literacy


This participatory action research aimed to 1) assess the state of care constraints by women pregnant with iron deficiency anemia and 2) create and investigate the efficacy of a model for promoting health literacy for pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia in Yang Sisurat District, Mahasarakham province. Participants in this study included pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia and health care providers who provided prenatal care for pregnant women. There were three processes included the situation analysis process, the action process for developing a model for promoting health literacy, and the study of the model’s efficacy. The instruments included in- depth interview guideline questionnaire, a clinic information record for pregnant women, and promoting health literacy questionnaire. Data analysis used in this study were descriptive statistics and content analysis.

            The results indicated that a model for promoting health literacy for pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia included: 1) establishing the structure, function, and accountability of relevant healthcare providers; 2) providing guideline and a manual for caring for pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia; 3) providing health care through a nurse case manager; 4) encouraging collaboration between healthcare providers and family members; and 5) monitoring continuity of care at home. After applying the program, the results found that pregnant women have knowledge related health literacy at the high level (mean = 4.05). The concentrated blood level of pregnant women increased and met the target criterion. Furthermore, there was no postpartum hemorrhage and low birth weight during the postpartum period.


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How to Cite

Lion, P., Dana, K., Taiwong, A., & Jantanui, K. (2024). Pissamai Lion: Development of a Model for Promoting Health Literacy for Pregnant Women with Iron Deficiency Anemia in Yang Sisurat District, Mahasarakham Province. Princess of Naradhiwas University Journal, 16(1), 131–149. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnujr/article/view/261053