The 5A’s model to proactively stop smoking in the community among the Village Health Volunteers, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand
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Sunpasitthiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Pathum Health Promoting Hospital, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Publication date: 2021-09-02
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Wantanee Thongnun   

Sunpasitthiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2021;19(Suppl 1):A27
In the year 2017, Ubon Ratchathani province had a “Non-Smoking Province” project which had the personnel training for 25 hospitals. We found that the number of people who came for the service was little because the smokers were from the community. Therefore, we had training to the Village Health Volunteers (VHV) 500 people to help smoking cessation by applying the 5A’s model.

1) The VHV to have knowledge and skills to help smoking cessation. 2) The VHV to be able to advise and help smokers in community. 3) To build a network of smoking cessation in community.

1) Meeting those who are in charge of smoking cessation projects from 25 districts. 2) Training of VHV for the 5A’s.Topic of training - situation/dangers of smoking, why do we need to smoking cessation in community?, the 5A’s smoking cessation for VHV, foot reflexology massage to help quit smoking, model of sub-district health promoting hospital’s nonsmoking. Tools: Pre-Post Test forms, the following up forms. 3) Follow up and evaluation. The analyses were as percentage, mean and content analysis in described.

1) The VHV gain more knowledge about the dangers and how to help quit smoking (pre-test 65% post-test 85%). 2) The VHV gain 100% in the skills of foot reflexology massage for quit smoking. 3) The results of helping to promote smoking cessation in the community of 25 districts was that 9,161 people volunteered to quit smoking; 1 month 3798 people (41.5%) and 3 months 2092 people (22.8%) had quit.

This study found that VHV gained more understanding of how to help people in the community to quit smoking after the seminar by 25%. All acquired skills to do foot reflexology massage to help people quit smoking and there was a network built of proactive smoking cessation in the communities in Ubon Ratchathani province.

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