People’s Health Development in Tambon (Sub-district) Administrative Organization (TAO.) Responsible Areas by Emphasis on Community Participation in LOEI Province, Thailand 2012.



The aimed of mixed research were as follows: To study the potential of social capital and the community potential on their health in term of physically, mentally and social development. To encourage community participatory planning on health. And to study the continuity in the implementation of participatory community health development. Research methods as an integrated (Mixed Research) between Qualitative Research (Qualitative Data) using the community participation by technique of Appreciation, Influence and Commitment : AIC), focus group discussion among the representatives of the villager  and Quantitative research (Quantitative Data) by using a structured questionnaire developed by the researcher. The data collected from conduct a meeting among the participants (30 clients) by using AIC technique and focus group discussion 13 clients among them. And 126 of interviewees concerning their health activities which respondents with a total number of 182 clients in the target area. Tools used in the research consisted of focus group discussion guideline and structured questionnaires. Quantitative Data were analyzed with a computer program which have been shown for the frequency distribution of the average and standard deviation also Pearson correlation.

The result showed that social capital and community capacity consists of the management group, volunteers group and local intelligent groups in the village. And  environmental capital, community health planning with community participation, an anti-drug campaign for the youth, aerobic exercise program, campaigning  program to dengue prevention, health promotion behaviors to reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, environmental management projects and training program in community, mental health to the public has been done within the village. Continuity in the implementation of participatory community health development by planned delays due to villagers need to do other important activities during daily life. The participated from six projects mostly in aerobic exercise,  Aegypti eradication project to dengue disease prevention. And other projects have involved both acknowledge the participation and get benefit. The correlation of the overall project’s participation of all dimension are interrelated and significant at the .05 level.

Keywords: Health development, Tambon (sub-district)Administrative Organization(TAO.), Community participation.


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