To study the effects of self-efficacy promoting program on villagehealth volunteers’ (VHVs) knowledge and perceived self-efficacy for dementia screeningin older adults.
In this quasi-experimental study, two group pre-testand post-test design were used to study sixty VHVs who fulfilled the inclusion criteria.These were randomly divided into two groups: an experimental group (n = 30) receivingthe self-efficacy promoting program for a 4-week period and a control group (n = 30)receiving the routine program. Data were collected using a demographics questionnaire,a dementia knowledge questionnaire, and a perceived self-efficacy for dementia screeningin older adults’ questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Chi-squaretest, paired t-test, independent t-test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test and Mann Whitney Utest.
After participating in the self-efficacy promoting program the experimentalgroup had significantly higher mean scores of dementia knowledge and perceivedself-efficacy for dementia screening in older adults than before receiving the programwhen compared to the control group (p < 0.001, p < 0.001, respectively).
The self-efficacy promoting program is useful for developing thecompetency of VHVs in similar communities in order to assist nurses in monitoring andcaring for dementia in older adults.Keywords: a self-efficacy promoting program, village health volunteers, dementiascreening
a self-efficacy promoting program, village health volunteers, dementiascreening
Received: October 07, 2018
Revision received: November 14, 2018
Accepted after revision: February 01, 2019
BKK Med J 2019;15(1): 57-62.