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SCImago Journal & Country Rank
ISSN 0857-4421 (Print)
From : 1986-
ISSN 2586-940X (Online)
From : 2011-

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Volume 32, Number 1, January-February, 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
  • Patients’ attitude toward diabetes mellitus screening in Thai dental clinics
  • Purpose Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important health problem throughout the world. Association between DM and oral diseases has been reported and dental clinic is indicated to be one of the suitable venues for the screening of DM. The purpose of this paper is to determine patients’ attitude...
    Author : Chanita Tantipoj, Narin Hiransuthikul, Sirirak Supa-amornkul, Vitool Lohsoonthorn, Siribang-on Piboonniyom Khovidhunkit
    Keyword (s) : Thailand; Attitude; Screening; Diabetes mellitus; Dental clinic; Dental patient
    Abstract | Full Text [ 8 Hits ]
  • The development of neonatal nursing standards of practice for Cambodia: a Delphi study
  • Purpose Cambodia has one of the highest death rates for children under five years of age in Southeast Asia. The high mortality rate of children under five years of age, especially the neonate is 35 per 1,000 for the period zero to four years. There are no neonatal nursing standards of practice to ...
    Author : Manila Prak, Suvinee Wivatvanit
    Keyword (s) : Cambodia; Neonatal nursing standards; Neonatal nurses
    Abstract | Full Text [ 4 Hits ]
  • Assessment of the validity and reliability of an urban household health expenditure (HHE) questionnaire in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Purpose Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments continue to be a major method of financing healthcare in many low- and middle-income countries including Malaysia. Although macro-level data show that this is a substantial percentage of national health expenditure, at the grassroots level, the amount spent on ...
    Author : Murallitharan Munisamy, Tharini Thanapalan, Pattaraporn Piwong, Alessio Panza, Sathirakorn Pongpanich
    Keyword (s) : Malaysia; Health systems; Household health expenditure; Health financing; Out-of-pocket health expenses; Health equity
    Abstract | Full Text [ 6 Hits ]
  • The effects of unilateral Swedish massage on the neural activities measured by quantitative electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Purpose It is generally accepted that massage can provide a lot of benefits to human health, especially for the brain functions. Little is known about the effect of unilateral massage on the brain activities. Nowadays, Swedish massage is a modern massage technique that is popular in both treatment...
    Author : Nattakarn Kaewcum, Vorasith Siripornpanich
    Keyword (s) : Absolute power; Brain waves; Electroencephalography; Swedish massage; Unilateral massage
    Abstract | Full Text [ 8 Hits ]
  • Analytical study of training program factors to develop the competency of regional operating officer (ROO) in the virtual service provider office (VSPO) in Thailand
  • Purpose Virtual regional service provider is a key management mechanism created to realize the health service system development plans and a mechanism established to bring about integration of all elements of the health system. However, a virtual service provider office (VSPO) to support the work ...
    Author : Phongpisanu Boonda, Aree Preedeekul, Phataraphon Markmee
    Keyword (s) : Thailand; Competency development; Virtual service provider office
    Abstract | Full Text [ 5 Hits ]
  • The use of a pedometer with or without a supervised exercise program for control of pre- to mild hypertension A randomized control trial and follow-up study in Thailand
  • Purpose Exercise training has been shown to be an effective and integral component of nonpharmacological intervention for the control of blood pressure. The purpose of this paper is to compare the effectiveness of a supervised modified exercise program of moderate-intensity exercise for one hour p...
    Author : Sukanya Chongthawonsatid, Wipawee Chinjenpradit
    Keyword (s) : Thailand; Hypertension; Follow-up studies; Fitness centres; Exercise
    Abstract | Full Text [ 7 Hits ]
  • Parental feeding practice is associated with child’s body mass index in Thai school-aged children A case study in Don Tum district, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
  • Purpose Parental feeding practice (PFP) plays an important role in child’s eating behavior and weight status, but less information is available about its role in the Thai family setting. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of PFP on child’s gender and body mass index ...
    Author : Uruwan Yamborisut, Piyanuch Visetchart, Wiyada Thasanasuwan, Weerachat Srichan, Rittirong Unjana
    Keyword (s) : Body mass index; Feeding practice; Pressure to eat; Restriction; Thai children
    Abstract | Full Text [ 7 Hits ]
  • Diversity of foods among older people in northern communities of Thailand: Ways to promote health and wellness
  • Purpose Due to the increasing population and diverse lifestyles of aging people in Thailand, close examination of their needs and health care problems is required. Availability and accessibility of food affects the health and well-being of aging people in the community; therefore, to enhance their...
    Author : Nisachon Bubpa, Khanitta Nuntaboot
    Keyword (s) : Food security; Older people; Critical ethnography research; Community nurse; Health personnel
    Abstract | Full Text [ 7 Hits ]
 
SHORT REPORT
  • Assessment of ambient dust pollution status at selected point sources (residential and commercial) of Mingaladon area, Yangon region, Myanmar
  • Purpose Dust (particulate matters) is very dangerous to our health as it is not visible with our naked eyes. Emissions of dust concentrations in the natural environment can occur mainly by road traffic, constructions and dust generating working environments. The purpose of this paper is to assess ...
    Author : Sai Nyan Lin Tun, Than Htut Aung, Aye Sandar Mon, Pyay Hein Kyaw, Wattasit Siriwong, Mark Robson, Than Htut
    Keyword (s) : Myanmar; Air quality; Relative humidity; Ambient temperature; Particulate matters; Traffic congestion
    Abstract | Full Text [ 4 Hits ]
 
MISCELLANEOUS
  • A view on medical care globalization and medical tourism
  • Purpose The purpose of this paper is to disseminate among concerned professionals its certain operational aspects, including some possible implications on health and medical care practices. Design/methodology/approach It is written on the basis of the author’s special study of a diverse ...
    Author : Samlee Plianbangchang
    Keyword (s) : Health tourism; Wellness tourism; Health globalization; Economic globalization
    Abstract | Full Text [ 4 Hits ]