Evaluation Pattern for the Health of Diabetes Patients with Traditional Herbs by the Environmental Education

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Prapasri Tanakool
Suwaree Sripoona
Somjit Supannatas


             This research aimed to evaluate the use of the pattern for the health of diabetes patients with traditional herbs by the environmental education (PTEE). PTEE for the patients to participate in learning practice with 5 step activities, (1) problem recognition (2) learning activities (3) awareness building (4) skill building and (5) participation with family members in the pattern for six months. We evaluated the use of PTEE, compared the knowledge, awareness, and behavior before and after using this pattern, evaluated the participant’s satisfaction toward PTEE, compared the amount of blood sugar before and after participating in the activities set according to PTEE.  60 diabetes patients who were service recipients at Diabetes Clinic, Kabinburi Hospital were selected by purposive sampling method and divided to two sets of the research instrument; (1) test format of knowledge, awareness, and behavior (2) evaluation form on satisfaction toward PTEE and the family members who were their caretakers. The result of using PTEE show that diabetes patients received overall more knowledge, awareness, and behavior in using traditional herbs than before using PTEE (p=.05) and satisfied with PTEE at high level. The factor that received the highest satisfaction was skill building by practicing, learning to use appropriate herbs by lecturing, respectively. Patient’s relatives were satisfied with PTEE at high level, learning to use appropriate herbs by lecturing show the highest satisfaction and participation by encouraging family members in self-care planning and exchanging learning experiences, respectively. Blood sugar after six months of samples were lower at P= 0.05


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Prapasri Tanakool

Doctorate Degree’s Program in Environmental Education, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under Royal patronage, Khlong Nueng, Amphoe Khlong Luang,Pathum Thani Province 13180. 


Suwaree Sripoona

School of Public Health, Shinawatra University Bang Toei, Amphoe Sam Khok,Pathum Thani Province 12160 


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