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Objective: To study the elderly good health management for COVID-19 prevention and factors associated with self-care behaviors among older adults under COVID-19 at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development Center.
Methodology: Descriptive research was conducted among 100 elderly people. Data were collected by the questionnaires in November-December 2020 and analyzed for percentage (%), mean, standard deviation, and Pearson correlation.
Findings: There were no elderly people infected with COVID-19. The elderly's self-care behavior and social support score were at a high level (34.53, 36.4), while the elderly's knowledge (6.29), perceived self-efficacy (27.87), and acceptance of the role of the elderly (28.80) were at a moderate level. Factors related to self-care behavior of the elderly were knowledge (0.564, p < 0.01), perceived self-efficacy (0.140, p < 0.05), acceptance role of the elderly (0.165, p < 0.05), and communal support (0.492, p < 0.01) anticipated the self-care behaviors.
Conclusion: The healthcare team would consider social support, access to health, and the elderly knowledge when developing interventions according to the MOPH regulation for encouraging health outcomes, especially among older people during COVID-19 pandemic.
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