Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong

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Affiliation: Prince of Songkla University
Country: Thailand

Publications

  1. pmc The influence of the rural health security schemes on health utilization and household impoverishment in rural China: data from a household survey of western and central China
    Wuxiang Shi
    Health Human Resources Development Center, Ministry of Health, Beijing 100097, China
    Int J Equity Health 9:7. 2010
  2. pmc Effect of household and village characteristics on financial catastrophe and impoverishment due to health care spending in Western and Central Rural China: A multilevel analysis
    Wuxiang Shi
    Health Human Resources Development Center, Ministry of Health, Beijing 100097, China
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:16. 2011
  3. pmc Socio-demographic and AIDS-related factors associated with tuberculosis stigma in southern Thailand: a quantitative, cross-sectional study of stigma among patients with TB and healthy community members
    Aaron M Kipp
    University of North Carolina, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:675. 2011
  4. pmc Contextual socioeconomic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors in rural south-west China: a multilevel analysis
    Cai Le
    Department of Health Information and Economics, Faculty of Public Health, Kunming Medical College, Kunming, China
    BMC Public Health 7:72. 2007
  5. pmc Risk of surgical site infection and efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis: a cohort study of appendectomy patients in Thailand
    Nongyao Kasatpibal
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg and Aarhus, Denmark
    BMC Infect Dis 6:111. 2006
  6. pmc Predictors for presence and abundance of small mammals in households of villages endemic for commensal rodent plague in Yunnan Province, China
    Jia Xiang Yin
    Yunnan Institute of Endemic Disease Control and Prevention, 5 Wenhua Road, Dali City, Yunnan Province, 671000, PR China
    BMC Ecol 8:18. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Gender and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risks in Songkhla province, Thailand: the interASIA-south
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 91:464-70. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cardiovascular risk factors in five regions of Thailand: InterASIA data
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 93:17-26. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of travelers' diarrhea in Thailand
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
    J Travel Med 16:179-85. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Maternal and fetal mortality and complications associated with cesarean section deliveries in teaching hospitals in Asia
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 36:45-51. 2010

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Publications84

  1. pmc The influence of the rural health security schemes on health utilization and household impoverishment in rural China: data from a household survey of western and central China
    Wuxiang Shi
    Health Human Resources Development Center, Ministry of Health, Beijing 100097, China
    Int J Equity Health 9:7. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Effect of household and village characteristics on financial catastrophe and impoverishment due to health care spending in Western and Central Rural China: A multilevel analysis
    Wuxiang Shi
    Health Human Resources Development Center, Ministry of Health, Beijing 100097, China
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:16. 2011
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  3. pmc Socio-demographic and AIDS-related factors associated with tuberculosis stigma in southern Thailand: a quantitative, cross-sectional study of stigma among patients with TB and healthy community members
    Aaron M Kipp
    University of North Carolina, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:675. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure TB stigma and identify factors associated with TB stigma among patients and healthy community members...
  4. pmc Contextual socioeconomic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors in rural south-west China: a multilevel analysis
    Cai Le
    Department of Health Information and Economics, Faculty of Public Health, Kunming Medical College, Kunming, China
    BMC Public Health 7:72. 2007
    ..We examined independent influences of contextual variables on cardiovascular risk factors in Shilin county, Yunnan province, South-west China...
  5. pmc Risk of surgical site infection and efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis: a cohort study of appendectomy patients in Thailand
    Nongyao Kasatpibal
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg and Aarhus, Denmark
    BMC Infect Dis 6:111. 2006
    ..We therefore examined risk factors, use, and efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics for surgical site infection SSI among patients with uncomplicated open appendectomy...
  6. pmc Predictors for presence and abundance of small mammals in households of villages endemic for commensal rodent plague in Yunnan Province, China
    Jia Xiang Yin
    Yunnan Institute of Endemic Disease Control and Prevention, 5 Wenhua Road, Dali City, Yunnan Province, 671000, PR China
    BMC Ecol 8:18. 2008
    ..This study aimed to identify predictors for the presence and abundance of small mammals in households of villages endemic for rodent plague in Lianghe county...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gender and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risks in Songkhla province, Thailand: the interASIA-south
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 91:464-70. 2008
    ..The differences require further research. In conclusion, gender and age have stronger association with various risk factors than ethnicity in this selected population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cardiovascular risk factors in five regions of Thailand: InterASIA data
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 93:17-26. 2010
    ..Age- and sex- standardized mortality rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) was high in Bangkok and central Thailand in the year 2000. This may partially be related to differences in risk factors...
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of travelers' diarrhea in Thailand
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
    J Travel Med 16:179-85. 2009
    ..We performed a 14-month systematic study of the incidence rate and characteristics of TD and a smaller study of etiology of the disease among visitors to Phuket and Chiang Mai...
  10. doi request reprint Maternal and fetal mortality and complications associated with cesarean section deliveries in teaching hospitals in Asia
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 36:45-51. 2010
    ..To compare the mortality, morbidity of emergency and elective cesarean section with vaginal delivery among Asian teaching hospitals...
  11. pmc Impact of viral replication inhibition by entecavir on peripheral T lymphocyte subpopulations in chronic hepatitis B patients
    Jing You
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 8:123. 2008
    ..To investigate dynamic fluctuations of serum viral load and peripheral T-lymphocyte subpopulations of chronic hepatitis B patients and their correlation during entecavir therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Profile, spectrum and significance of hepatitis B virus genotypes in chronic HBV-infected patients in Yunnan, China
    Jing You
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 7:271-9. 2008
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  13. pmc Hepatitis B virus DNA is more powerful than HBeAg in predicting peripheral T-lymphocyte subpopulations in chronic HBV-infected individuals with normal liver function tests
    Jing You
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    World J Gastroenterol 14:3710-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the peripheral T-lymphocyte subpopulation profile, and its correlations with hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication level in chronic HBV-infected (CHI) individuals with normal liver function tests (LFTs)...
  14. doi request reprint Health behaviors among short- and long- term ex-smokers: results from the Thai National Health Examination Survey IV, 2009
    Rassamee Sangthong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
    Prev Med 55:56-60. 2012
    ..This study aims to examine the relationship between different durations of smoking cessation and health behaviors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Once-weekly and 5-days a week iron supplementation differentially affect cognitive function but not school performance in Thai children
    Rassamee Sungthong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkla 90110, Thailand
    J Nutr 134:2349-54. 2004
    ..Z-scores of Thai language and mathematics test results did not differ among the groups. We conclude that weekly iron supplementation is the regimen of choice in this study community...
  16. doi request reprint Salivary lead in relation to caries, salivary factors and cariogenic bacteria in children
    Nattaporn Youravong
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Int Dent J 63:123-9. 2013
    ..Saliva has been suggested as a useful biomarker of environmental contamination, including exposure to lead...
  17. ncbi request reprint Associations between floor activities and knee osteoarthritis in Thai Buddhist monks: the Songkhla study
    Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 89:1902-8. 2006
    ..The objective of the present study was to search for any association between floor activities and knee osteoarthritis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, patterns, and risk factors of knee osteoarthritis in Thai monks
    Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Haadyai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand
    J Orthop Sci 11:439-45. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, patterns, and risk factors of knee osteoarthritis in Thai monks...
  19. doi request reprint Patterns of attendance in methadone maintenance treatment program in Yunnan Province, China
    Yanhua Che
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 37:148-54. 2011
    ..To describe the patterns of patients' attendance over the first three quarters of a year under methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Yunnan Province, China...
  20. ncbi request reprint Obstetricians' attitudes, subjective norms, perceived controls, and intentions on antibiotic prophylaxis in caesarean section
    Tippawan Liabsuetrakul
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, 90110 Songkhla, Thailand
    Soc Sci Med 57:1665-74. 2003
    ..Intentions were only partly predictive of behaviour. Changing attitudes, introducing evidence-based information into residency training and strengthening control systems in the hospital are essential to improve intentions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of secondary prevention in schoolchildren between hospitals with and without mobile dental services in Southern Thailand
    Sukanya Tianviwat
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand
    J Oral Sci 51:97-102. 2009
    ..From clustered logistic regression modeling, only the first and third outcomes were significantly different between the two access groups. This study showed that adjunct mobile service may be less effective in secondary prevention...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity in Thai adults: results of the Second National Health Examination Survey
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 87:685-93. 2004
    ..Public health surveillance and intervention to modify the risk factors of excessive weight should be implemented...
  23. ncbi request reprint Determining public health priorities for an ageing population: the value of a disability survey
    Sutthichai Jitapunkul
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 34:929-36. 2003
    ..These methods provide a direct assessment of disability prevalence and disease priorities for rapidly ageing transitional countries where death certification may be incomplete or inaccurate...
  24. ncbi request reprint Religious affiliation and disparities in risk of non-communicable diseases and health behaviours: findings from the fourth Thai National Health Examination Survey
    Wit Wichaidit
    a Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
    Glob Public Health 9:426-35. 2014
    ..55; 95% CI=1.30-1.86), and have inadequate control of hypercholesterolemia (adjusted OR=2.95; 95% CI=1.30-6.68). In conclusion, we found disparity in the majority of risk factors for NCDs between Muslim and non-Muslim Thais...
  25. doi request reprint Optimizing the mix of basic dental services for Southern Thai schoolchildren based on resource consumption, service needs and parental preference
    Sukanya Tianviwat
    Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:372-80. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Morphology of enamel in primary teeth from children in Thailand exposed to environmental lead
    Nattaporn Youravong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
    Sci Total Environ 348:73-81. 2005
    ..No morphological changes connected to lead in blood could be found. The hypomineralized surface zone could possibly be attributed to an acid oral environment...
  27. doi request reprint Prevalence and management of prehypertension and hypertension by geographic regions of Thailand: the Third National Health Examination Survey, 2004
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Hypertens 26:191-8. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension, and management of hypertension, by geographic regions of Thailand...
  28. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and determinants of iron deficiency anemia in rural Thai-Muslim pregnant women in Pattani Province
    Sumalika Piammongkol
    Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:553-8. 2006
    ..Compliance with iron tablet supplementation did not significantly reduce the risk for ID and IDA. In this study, PW had high percentages of ID and IDA. The risk factors identified in this report require intervention to eliminate them...
  29. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and management of diabetes in Thai adults: the international collaborative study of cardiovascular disease in Asia
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Diabetes Care 26:2758-63. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine in Thai adults aged >or=35 years the prevalence and management of diabetes and the associations of diabetes with cardiovascular risk factors...
  30. doi request reprint Prevalence of psychoactive drug use among drivers in Thailand: a roadside survey
    Atiporn Ingsathit
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 270 Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Accid Anal Prev 41:474-8. 2009
    ..However, for illicit drugs, the prevalence detected in this study was lower than those of earlier studies from high-income countries...
  31. ncbi request reprint Decreasing trends of smoking and smoking cessation in successive Thai birth cohorts: age-period-cohort analysis from 1991-2007 national surveys
    Rassamee Sangthong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 12:3081-5. 2011
    ..This study made use of surveillance data of the past two decades to examine age- period-cohort effects on smoking in Thailand...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dual dietary intake problems among under-five years old children living in an armed conflict area of southern Thailand
    Rohani Jeharsae
    Establishment Project, Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 94:1104-8. 2011
    ..Snacks contributed to one-fourth of energy intake. Inadequacy of energy and protein intake was 27% and 7%, respectively. There was no association between armed conflict and inadequacy of energy and protein consumption...
  33. doi request reprint Estimating unit costs for dental service delivery in institutional and community-based settings in southern Thailand
    Sukanya Tianviwat
    Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Dentistry, Songkhla, Thailand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 21:84-93. 2009
    ..Generally, services provided in the community-based mobile clinic had lower unit costs than the same services provided in the hospital dental clinic...
  34. doi request reprint Mother-child agreement on the child's past food exposure
    Udom Thongudomporn
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    J Nutr Educ Behav 42:131-6. 2010
    ..To assess mother-child agreement on the child's past food exposure, and factors affecting response discrepancy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Microbiology in toothbrush samples from children exposed to lead in southern Thailand
    Nattaporn Youravong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Hatyai, Thailand
    Acta Odontol Scand 65:22-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and level of selected oral bacterial species in association with dental caries in low versus high blood lead (PbB) children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of haemoglobin and serum ferritin on cognitive function in school children
    Rassamee Sungthong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:117-22. 2002
    ..1 SD above average). This study found a dose-response relationship between haemoglobin and cognitive function in children with iron deficiency, whereas no similar evidence was found in iron sufficient children...
  37. ncbi request reprint Allergic family history as a protective determinant to helminthic infection
    Pasuree Sangsupawanich
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 96:1310-2. 2013
    ..Investigate the resistance to helminths in children with an allergic family history...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of television viewing on social-emotional competence of young Thai children
    Utcharee Intusoma
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    Infant Behav Dev 36:679-85. 2013
    ..These results suggest that a short period of TV viewing may be beneficial for the SEC of Thai infants, especially if the programs are educational...
  39. ncbi request reprint Duration and practices of television viewing in Thai infants and toddlers
    Utcharee Intusoma
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 96:650-3. 2013
    ..Television viewing is discouraged in infants; however its magnitude and pattern in Thailand is still unknown..
  40. doi request reprint Penile oil injection, penile implantation and condom use among Myanmar migrant fishermen in Ranong, Thailand
    - Ohnmar
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90112, Thailand
    Sex Health 6:217-21. 2009
    ..The present study describes sexual risk behaviours including penile oil injection and implantation among migrant Myanmar fishermen in Thailand, and their determinants...
  41. ncbi request reprint Habitual floor activities increase risk of knee osteoarthritis
    Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 454:147-54. 2007
    ..Squatting and lotus positions increased the relative risk of knee pain with radiographic osteoarthritis. Our data suggest habitual lifetime squatting, lotus, and side-knee bending positions increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotic prescription for cesarean section
    Tippawan Liabsuetrakul
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:503-8. 2002
    ..To assess the use of prophylactic antibiotics for cesarean section, and to identify factors associated with a doctor's intraoperative prescription...
  43. doi request reprint Assessing the spreading patterns of dengue infection and chikungunya fever outbreaks in lower southern Thailand using a geographic information system
    Thanittha Ditsuwan
    Office of Disease Prevention and Control 12, Muang District, Songkhla, Thailand
    Ann Epidemiol 21:253-61. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the incidence of dengue infection (DEN) and chikungunya fever (CHIK) and determine the direction and speed of CHIK between August 2008 and June 2009 in lower southern Thailand...
  44. doi request reprint Twenty-six tons of lead oxide used per year in wooden boat building and repairing in southern Thailand
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90110, Thailand
    Environ Geochem Health 33:301-7. 2011
    ..The findings indicate the need for further studies on the extent of contamination in the broader area. Intervention programmes are also urgently needed to reduce the release of this hazardous waste into the community...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prevention versus cure: measuring parental preferences for sealants and fillings as treatments for childhood caries in Southern Thailand
    Sukanya Tianviwat
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
    Health Policy 86:64-71. 2008
    ..We measure parents' Willingness to pay (WTP) for two basic dental treatments: prevention (sealant) and cure (filling) and consider whether the relative preferences between the two services are affected by differences in parents' incomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) survey and degree of malnutrition among children born to HIV infected mothers under the Prevention of Mother to-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) Program
    Usa Hokjindee
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 93:1458-62. 2010
    ..To examine morbidity experience, pattern of nutrition status and development of the children born to HIV infected mothers under the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program compared to the national standard...
  47. ncbi request reprint Standardized incidence rates of surgical site infection: a multicenter study in Thailand
    Nongyao Kasatpibal
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 33:587-94. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of SSI in 9 hospitals, together with patterns of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis, risk factors for SSI, and common causative pathogens...
  48. ncbi request reprint Disability-free life expectancy of elderly people in a population undergoing demographic and epidemiologic transition
    Sutthichai Jitapunkul
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Age Ageing 32:401-5. 2003
    ..In many demographically developing countries, life expectancy is increasing very rapidly, but little information is available on survival free of disability...
  49. ncbi request reprint Road traffic injuries in Thailand: trends, selected underlying determinants and status of intervention
    Paibul Suriyawongpaisal
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Rama, VI Payathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Inj Control Saf Promot 10:95-104. 2003
    ..The fragmented structure of road safety authorities further complicates collaboration and coordination. A broad coalition of stakeholders is needed to catalyze policy action...
  50. doi request reprint Predictors of early dropout in methadone maintenance treatment program in Yunnan province, China
    Yanhua Che
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:263-70. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to identify the predictors of early dropout of patients in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Yunnan province, China...
  51. doi request reprint Health and health-care systems in southeast Asia: diversity and transitions
    Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    Lancet 377:429-37. 2011
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Hospitalized infant morbidity in the Prospective Cohort Study of Thai Children Project
    Vorasith Sornsrivichai
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 91:882-8. 2008
    ..Infant morbidity causes a substantial resource burden, however, its magnitude and pattern in developing countries is still unknown...
  53. ncbi request reprint Comparison of validity, and responsiveness between general and disease-specific quality of life instruments (Thai version) in knee osteoarthritis
    Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 89:1454-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, both the Thai version WOMAC and SF-36 were valid, reliable, and sensitive to change in evaluating QoL in Thai patients with knee osteoarthritis...
  54. ncbi request reprint Environmental and childhood lead contamination in the proximity of boat-repair yards in southern Thailand--I: pattern and factors related to soil and household dust lead levels
    Nipa Maharachpong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    Environ Res 101:294-303. 2006
    ..Siting of boat-repair yards at a distance from residential areas and measures to reduce the spread of lead-containing dust are recommended to alleviate the problem of elevated household dust lead levels...
  55. ncbi request reprint Filling know-do gaps in road safety policy in developing countries: a case study of Thailand
    Paibul Suriyawongpaisal
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 14:128-30. 2007
  56. ncbi request reprint Assessment of public opinion on legislation to deter drunk driving
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 85:814-9. 2002
    ..More stringent enforcement of laws against drunk drivers should be implemented in parallel with traffic safety programs and other social control initiatives...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sexual orientation and sexual risk behaviors among male students of a university in southern Thailand
    Rongruang Sureerut
    Health Education Program, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Pattani, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 96:1224-8. 2013
    ..To determine the prevalence of sexual orientation, identify predictors of being homosexual or bisexual (HB), and assess the association of sexual orientation with sexual risk behaviors among university male students in southern Thailand...
  58. pmc Growth and development of children aged 1-5 years in low-intensity armed conflict areas in Southern Thailand: a community-based survey
    Rohani Jeharsae
    Faculty of Nursing Establishment Project, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Pattani, Thailand
    Confl Health 7:8. 2013
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of delayed child growth and development in the affected areas and to determine the association between the violence and health among children aged 1-5 years...
  59. doi request reprint Preparedness against an influenza pandemic of the frontline health facilities in southern Thailand: factor and cluster analyses
    Tapanan Prateepko
    Epidemiology Unit, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 24:28-38. 2012
    ..Key staffs were asked to complete a checklist consisting of facility access plan, surveillance, infection control, risk communication and health information dissemination, and health alert network and information technology...
  60. ncbi request reprint Arsenic contamination of Ronphibun residents associated with uses of arsenic-contaminated shallow-well water other than drinking
    Shoko Oshikawa
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 42:1753-61. 2007
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Multilevel factors affecting tuberculosis diagnosis and initial treatment
    Wilawan Thongraung
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:378-84. 2008
    ..The study aims to assess provider adherence to national tuberculosis programme guidelines on diagnosis, initial regimens and dosages, and to examine independent effects of factors at patient, staff and hospital levels influencing adherence...
  62. ncbi request reprint Current status of prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents for cesarean section in Thailand
    Tippawan Liabsuetrakul
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 28:262-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate actual practices and physician reasons for variation in prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents for cesarean section (CS)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Workplace violence directed at nursing staff at a general hospital in southern Thailand
    Chalermrat Kamchuchat
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Occup Health 50:201-7. 2008
    ..We recommend providing training to high risk groups as a means of controlling workplace violence directed at nursing staff...
  64. doi request reprint Profile of hospital charges for chronic conditions by health status and severity level: a case study of 4 provinces in Thailand
    Sasithorn Thanapop
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Tailand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 21:196-204. 2009
    ..1 USD = 35.1 baht The percentages of chronic health expenditures vary according to health status and severity of illness. This analysis can be used to identify patients for various purposes...
  65. doi request reprint Association between circadian rhythm of blood pressure and glucose tolerance status in normotensive, non-diabetic subjects
    Lina Li
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 82:359-63. 2008
    ..To examine whether circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP) is associated with glucose tolerance status in normotensive, non-diabetic subjects...
  66. ncbi request reprint Different dental care setting: does income matter?
    Sukanya Tianviwat
    Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Preventive Dentistry, Songkhla, Thailand
    Health Econ 17:109-18. 2008
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  67. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hip fracture in Chiang Mai
    Sampant Phadungkiat
    Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 85:565-71. 2002
    ..It was argued that different degree of urbanization might explain the discrepancy. This implicated promotion of physical activity as a public health measure to prevent hip fracture...
  68. pmc Developing a diagnostic checklist of traditional Chinese medicine symptoms and signs for psoriasis: a Delphi study
    Xuesong Yang
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand
    Chin Med 8:10. 2013
    ..Its ill-defined causes make it difficult to diagnose. This study aims to develop a diagnostic checklist for psoriasis classification in the context of traditional Chinese medicine...
  69. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled educational intervention on emergency contraception among drugstore personnel in southern Thailand
    Chaveewan Ratanajamit
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 57:196-9, 207. 2002
    ..to document the effectiveness of an educational intervention in improving knowledge of and practice in dispensing emergency contraception (EC) among drugstore personnel in Thailand...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effect of helminthic infections together with mite allergen exposure on the risk of wheeze in preschool children
    Pasuree Sangsupawanich
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 28:29-34. 2010
    ..Our survey confirms that hookworm infection and mite allergen exposure are independent risk factors for childhood wheeze and there is no evidence of important interaction between the two...
  71. ncbi request reprint Using a collaborative to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in Thailand
    Akeau Unahalekhaka
    Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:387-94. 2007
    ..A collaborative quality improvement (QI) project was conducted in 18 secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Thailand to address the problem...
  72. pmc Patterns of perception toward influenza pandemic among the front-line responsible health personnel in southern Thailand: a Q methodology approach
    Tapanan Prateepko
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
    BMC Public Health 9:161. 2009
    ..This study aimed to document the patterns of perception of health personnel toward the threat of an influenza pandemic...
  73. ncbi request reprint Lead associated caries development in children living in a lead contaminated area, Thailand
    Nattaporn Youravong
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand
    Sci Total Environ 361:88-96. 2006
    ..28 (95%CI, 0.81-2.04; p value=0.35) and 2.39 (95%CI, 1.36-4.20; p value=0.004), respectively. The cariogenicity of lead is evident in deciduous teeth but not in permanent teeth for this age group...
  74. ncbi request reprint Teleconsultation with digital camera images is useful for fracture care
    Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 449:308-12. 2006
    ..We recommend sending clinical photographs with the digitized radiograph. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic study, level II. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  75. ncbi request reprint The association between television viewing and childhood obesity: a national survey in Thailand
    Nichara Ruangdaraganon
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 85:S1075-80. 2002
    ..To determine the relationship between television viewing and obesity among Thai children...
  76. ncbi request reprint Perioperative desaturation and risk factors in general anesthesia
    Thida Uakritdathikarn
    Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 91:1020-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the distribution of time dependent intraoperative desaturation and factors predicting perioperative desaturation...
  77. pmc Effect of viral load on T-lymphocyte failure in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    Jing You
    Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    World J Gastroenterol 14:1112-9. 2008
    ..To investigate peripheral T-lymphocyte sub-population profile and its correlation with hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Food and nutrient consumption patterns in third trimester Thai-Muslim pregnant women in rural southern Thailand
    Sumalika Piammongkol
    Food Science and Nutrition Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 13:236-41. 2004
    ..Integrated strategies should be considered to promote increased intakes to meet nutrient recommendations...
  79. ncbi request reprint Once weekly is superior to daily iron supplementation on height gain but not on hematological improvement among schoolchildren in Thailand
    Rassamee Sungthong
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University Songkhla, 90110 Thailand
    J Nutr 132:418-22. 2002
    ..It is concluded that a weekly iron dose is more effective than a daily dose in height gain but not in hematological improvement over 16 wk of supplementation...
  80. ncbi request reprint Spatial and social factors associated with transportation and recreational physical activity among adults in Hat Yai City, Songkhla,Thailand
    Saowaphan Churangsarit
    Dept of Public Health and Environment, Division of Health Promotion, Hat Yai City Municipality, Hat Yai, Thailand
    J Phys Act Health 8:758-65. 2011
    ..This study was conducted in Hat Yai City Municipality, the fourth most populous city in Thailand, to describe the magnitude of these physical activities and identify their associated factors...
  81. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy loss in the Philippines
    Metta Kuning
    Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 34:433-42. 2003
    ..Although women's age, partner's age, residence, women's education, partner's education, and paid helper at home were significantly associated with pregnancy loss, they were likely to be confounders rather than risk factors...
  82. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis and reporting of occupational diseases: the performance of physicians in Thailand
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 33:188-92. 2002
    ..Improvement calls for the collaborative effort of all responsible agencies and warrants further research that will guide policy and practice...
  83. ncbi request reprint Application of 0.05 per cent legal blood alcohol limits to traffic injury control in Bangkok
    Paibul Suriyawongpaisal
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 85:496-501. 2002
    ..Limitations and weaknesses of law enforcement activities were discussed along with recommendation for future action...
  84. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two homogeneous HDL cholesterol methods in a large population study
    Anchalee Chittamma
    Division of Clinical Chemistry, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Clin Biochem 37:745-9. 2004
    ..High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. Data are lacking on the performance of homogeneous methods using a large number of samples...