Development of Systems and Mechanisms to Enhance the Quality of Life for the Elderly in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand (81176)

Session Information: Health and Public Policy
Session Chair: Sean Creaven

Saturday, 25 May 2024 12:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The aim of this Action Research is to develop systems and mechanisms for enhancing the quality of life of the elderly in Ubon Ratchathani Province. The sample group comprises 50 stakeholders. Research tools utilized include questionnaires, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, statistical data analysis including frequency, percentage, and content analysis for qualitative data.
The study findings indicate that there is currently no clear system and mechanism for improving quality of life. However, following the development phase, a clearer system has emerged with collaborative development goals, strategic planning, established guidelines for performance monitoring, and clearly defined responsibilities. An assessment of committee competencies reveals key areas requiring improvement, with the lowest-rated competencies being analytical thinking, teamwork, and service provision. Post-development, all three areas have shown an increase in scores ranging from moderate to high, with an overall increase in competency scores of 24.5, statistically significant (95% CI = 21.3-27.6).
Suggestions: There should be continuous efforts to strengthen the committee in order to establish sustainable systems and mechanisms for improving quality of life.

Kitti Laosupap, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Kitti Laosupap is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health at College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand Dr. Laosupap earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

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