Utilization of Thai Traditional Massage at the Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine

January 20, 2015

Utilization Of Thai Traditional Massage At The Institute Of Thai Traditional Medicine, Department For Development Of Thai Traditional And Alternative Medicine, Ministry Of Public Health

 

Tou Plui Broh

 

A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Degree Of Master Of Primary Health Care Management Faculty Of Graduate Studies Mahidol University 2004

 

Isbn 974-04-4359-1

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(Fac. Of Grad. Studies, Mahidol Univ            Thesis/iv)

 

 

Utilization Of Thai Traditional Massage At The Institute Of Thai Traditional Medicine, Department For Development Of Thai Traditional And Alternative Medicine, Ministry Of Public Health

 

Tou Plui Broh     4637908 Adpm/M

 

M.P.H.M. (primary Health Care Management)

 

Thesis Advisors: Nonglak Pancharuniti, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Santhat Sermsri, Ph.D., Kitti Shiyalap, Ph.D.

 

 

ABSTRACT:

A cross-sectional study was designed and conducted at the Institute of Thai

Traditional Medicine, Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Public Health. The objectives of this study were to describe the current situation of Thai Traditional Massage (TTM) service and related factors

influencing the utilization of Thai Traditional Massage among clients. Four hundred sample individuals were interviewed with a structured questionnaire from January 7 to February 10, 2004. The data gathered included socio-demographic characteristics, accessibility and availability resources and information about TTM Services and health status within the last year. Moreover, the questionnaire also questioned knowledge of clients on Thai Traditional Massage, perceived health benefits of massage, utilization of Thai Traditional Massage and client satisfaction toward utilizing Thai Traditional Massage Services.

The result found that the mean age of respondents was 43.57 years, more than

half (57.2%) of the respondents belonged to an adult age and 32.3% of them were middle aged, more than half (57.5%) had a fair level of knowledge on TTM. The majority of the respondents had an illness with the musculo-skeletal system. Most of respondents (92.5%) had a high satisfaction of utilizing TTM services. Nearly half

(48.6%) of the respondents had been using Thai Traditional Massage two or more than two times per month. Somewhat more than half (57.2%) of respondents utilized TTM for treatment. One-fourth (24.5%) of them used TTM for relaxation and 18.3% used TTM for their health promotion. There were sixty-eight (68%) percent of respondents who used

Royal massage, one-fourth (23.7%) of them used Folk massage. Further, age (P = 0.004), knowledge on TTM (P = 0.020) and waiting time to see a doctor (P = 0.001) were the significant factors associated with the frequency of utilizing Thai Traditional Massage.

 

Key Words: Thai Traditional Massage, Utilization

 

125pp. ISBN 974-04-4359-1