Impact of physical activity promotion on Thai’s physical activity: Evaluating health promotion policy implemented by Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Thailand
ISPAH ePoster Library. Katewongsa P. 10/15/18; 225472; 414
Dr. Piyawat Katewongsa
Dr. Piyawat Katewongsa
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Abstract Introduction:<\b>
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) is an autonomous state agency in Thailand that has a mission to inspire, and empower individuals and organizations to enhance healthy capability, society, and environment of the Thai population. Over the last decade, ThaiHealth has promoted physical activities through the Physical Activity Promotion Plan, the programs have reached all age groups at the national, local, and community level. Methods:<\b>
This study aims to examine impacts of physical activity promotion policy implemented by ThaiHealth on physical activity among Thais. Data from the Thailand Physical Activity Surveillance System jointly conducted by Mahidol University, and ThaiHealth were employed. Data were drawn from a probability sample of 7,478 cases aged 18 years and over who lived in 13 provinces of Thailand in 2016. Results:<\b>
The results show that % sufficient MVPA among samples who participated in ThaiHealth’s activities are higher than non-participated samples (74.8% and 60.2%). Independent sample t-test also confirmed that samples who attended the program had a higher MVPA than those who did not participate (mean= 130.45 and 105.35) (t=4.879***). Samples who were given opportunities to involve in the community level program significantly had higher MVPA than those who joined the mass campaign program ( mean= 172.33 and 126.02) (t=8.766***). Conclusion:<\b>
Physical activity promotion policy implemented by ThaiHealth significantly increase the MVPA of Thais. Despite the successful programs, continues effort should be made in addressing remaining challenges, especially in extending the coverage of participation and community-based activities.
Abstract Introduction:<\b>
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) is an autonomous state agency in Thailand that has a mission to inspire, and empower individuals and organizations to enhance healthy capability, society, and environment of the Thai population. Over the last decade, ThaiHealth has promoted physical activities through the Physical Activity Promotion Plan, the programs have reached all age groups at the national, local, and community level. Methods:<\b>
This study aims to examine impacts of physical activity promotion policy implemented by ThaiHealth on physical activity among Thais. Data from the Thailand Physical Activity Surveillance System jointly conducted by Mahidol University, and ThaiHealth were employed. Data were drawn from a probability sample of 7,478 cases aged 18 years and over who lived in 13 provinces of Thailand in 2016. Results:<\b>
The results show that % sufficient MVPA among samples who participated in ThaiHealth’s activities are higher than non-participated samples (74.8% and 60.2%). Independent sample t-test also confirmed that samples who attended the program had a higher MVPA than those who did not participate (mean= 130.45 and 105.35) (t=4.879***). Samples who were given opportunities to involve in the community level program significantly had higher MVPA than those who joined the mass campaign program ( mean= 172.33 and 126.02) (t=8.766***). Conclusion:<\b>
Physical activity promotion policy implemented by ThaiHealth significantly increase the MVPA of Thais. Despite the successful programs, continues effort should be made in addressing remaining challenges, especially in extending the coverage of participation and community-based activities.
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