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dc.contributor.authorWipada Kunaviktikulen_US
dc.contributor.authorRaymoul Nantsupawaten_US
dc.contributor.authorUdomrat Sngounsirithamen_US
dc.contributor.authorThitinut Akkadechanunten_US
dc.contributor.authorBunpitcha Chitpakdeeen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrn Anong Wichaikhumen_US
dc.contributor.authorRawiwan Wonglieukiratien_US
dc.contributor.authorRatanawadee Chontawanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPongsri Keitlertnaphaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetsunee Thungaraenkulen_US
dc.contributor.authorKulwadee Abhicharttibutraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCattaliya Siripattarakul Sanluangen_US
dc.contributor.authorSumalee Lirtmunlikapornen_US
dc.contributor.authorPraneetsin Chaowalaksakunen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this descriptive study was to explain the levels of knowledge about and involvement in national health policy development by nurses in Thailand. The study used quantitative and qualitative means to gather data about the topic from two groups of professional nurses: 2121 nurses who worked in hospitals around the country and 26 nurse leaders who were members of steering committees in nursing professional organizations. A self-administered questionnaire and an interview guide regarding knowledge and involvement in national health policy were used for collecting the data. The content validity and reliability of the questionnaire were assured. The results showed that almost two-thirds of the sample had a high level of knowledge about national health policy development but that almost three-quarters of the sample had no involvement in national health policy development. The interviews of the nurse leaders showed that some of them had been involved directly in formulating health policy but most of them thought that they had not been involved directly. The results demonstrated that it is essential that nurses understand and be actively involved in national health policy development. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.en_US
dc.titleKnowledge and involvement of nurses regarding health policy development in Thailanden_US
article.title.sourcetitleNursing and Health Sciencesen_US
article.volume12en_US Mai Universityen_US District Hospitalen_US
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