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The Effect of Group Participatory Learning Process on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice for Lead Contamination Prevention on Electrical Equipments and Electronic Devices Repairmen and Work Environment in the Area of Nakhonratchasima Province, Thailand

DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2010.202.207

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This research has a purpose to educate the effect of group participatory learning process on knowledge, attitude and practice for lead contamination prevention on electrical equipments and electronic devices repairmen and work environment in the area of Nakhonratchasima Province, Thailand. There were 39 volunteers as the example group in this research by the researcher producing a training plan and questionnaire relating to general information, knowledge, attitude and practice also finding a qualitative instrument in order to gather information before the training such as interview and soil powder collection at work places and sent them to laboratory to be investigated and analyzed. Furthermore, the training operation was done by the group of participatory learning process with operative occupational health with 3 steps as following; step1: Health Education, step 2: Job Safety Analysis and step 3: Evaluation of Participation. Four months operation were used in repeatedly gathering information after finished the process of informative analysis by Percentage (%), Mean (), Standard Deviation (SD) and Statistic Comparison which used t-test and F-test (One-way ANOVA). The result found that after had training programme, most of repairmen have more general and each aspects of knowledge, attitude and practice on lead contamination prevention than before taking the programme statistically significant rate of (p<0.05) and importantly, the contaminated lead level in soil powder after the training programme was less than before taking the programme statistically significant rate of (p<0.05). Effectively, the process of group participatory learning was applied in operative process of sanitary profession which making more knowledge, attitude and practice in repairmen s lead contamination prevention as well as the related government sectors should considerably put this form of training into workers health improvement action relating to lead contamination safety and must be friendly to the environment.

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