THE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH CARE MODEL AMONG NURSING STUDENTS AT BOROMARAJONANI COLLEGE OF NURSING, NAKHONRATCHASIMA, THAILAND
The participatory action research aimed to develop a health care model among nursing students at Boromarajonani Nursing College, Nakhonratchasima. These included of assessing their health status, developing the healthcare model and evaluating the health care model after the implementation. The participants of this study consisted of 991 nursing students, who admitted to the college between 2015 and 2018 (academic year) and five lecturers, who collected all data, assessing students’ health and evaluating students’ satisfaction. The study was conducted for three year between August 2015 and July 2018. The quantitative data were analysed by descriptive statistics, inferential statistic and Chi-square statistics. Qualitative data was analysed by Content analysis.
The results of the study revealed that the health care model was appropriate for the nursing students. The model was divided into four levels. It consisted of health issues and priorities(1) prevalence and the priority of risk factors regarding health problems(2)health care activities(3) and good health care support system(4). Furthermore, the health care model have resulted in improving health status among nursing students. For example, the number of students with anemia problem was decreased from 36.5%to 21.9%. The pre-and post-operative health status of the students was statistically significant different (p<.05). The results of the study also showed that nursing students more satisfied with the health care model than the previous model. Applying the health care model should considered the fact that the different contexts may result in the effective of the model. The future research should continue to evaluate and improve the model based on their current situation.