Tawatchai Apidechkul

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BACKGROUND Studies of undervaccinated children of minority/stateless populations have highlighted significant barriers at individual, community, and state levels. These include geography-related difficulties, poverty, and social norms/beliefs. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess project outcomes regarding immunization coverage, as well as(More)
This community based cross-sectional study design assessed the quality of life, mental and physical health among people aged > or = 60 years living in rural and suburban areas of northern Thailand. A cluster random sampling technique was used. The instruments used to assess quality of life were the Thai General Health Questionnaire (Thai-28), the WHO(More)
The Internet provides significant benefits for learning about the world, but excessive Internet use can lead to negative outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the associations between heavy Internet use and health-promoting behaviour, health risk behaviour and health outcomes among university students. The sample included 860 undergraduate(More)
Introduction Since 1982, Thailand had been reported 372,874 cases of HIV/AIDS, and 98,153 deaths. The north of Thailand has been report as the highest prevalence areas. There were almost 600,000 hill tribe populations live there as a marginalized and vulnerable people under lacked of access to health care and limited education. Most of them emigrated from(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the situation, trend, and factors associated with TB infection, and factors related to the life status among the HIV/AIDS Hill-tribe in Northern Thailand. Hill-tribe people have been migrating to and formed settlements along the Thai border areas for many decades. There are now having 1.6(More)
Introduction Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is composing of the border of Thailand-Myanmar, Republic Lao, and China with various of geographic and cultures and more than 200 million people live there. The migration of population is simple scenario at these areas. Last few decades Thailand has been reported of the highest prevalent of HIV/ AIDS particularly(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess tuberculosis (TB) knowledge, attitudes, and practices in both the general population and risk groups in Thailand. METHODOLOGY In a cross-sectional survey, a general population (n = 3,074) and family members of a TB patient (n = 559) were randomly selected, using stratified multistage sampling, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This community based cross-sectional study design aimed to assess health status among people aged > or = 60 years living in rural areas of northern Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD The questionnaires, physical examination, and 5 milliliters of blood specimen had been obtained. The face-to-face interview was conducted by trained interviewers and(More)
Background Since the first outbreak of a novel influenza A (H1N1) was reported in Thailand in late April 2009, new cases have gradually increased nationwide. On 2 July 2009, Mae Fah Luang University officials were notified of many suspected cases among students who sought care at the university hospital. Severe cases were referred to a district hospital and(More)
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