Pornpan Saminpanya, Ampaiwan Toomsan and Supatcharee Makornkan

Asia-Pacific International University

Dr. Pornpan Saminpanya has been serving at Asia-Pacific International University since 1983 as a community health nursing lecturer.  She is currently a senior lecturer teaching and supervising community health nursing subjects.  The scope of her research is related to health promotion and preventive health behaviors of the people in Thai communities.


This research examined and compared the levels of perceived self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-care behavior of hypertensive patients who received treatment at the studied area. Purposive sampling of 76 patients (21 males and 55 females) who had blood pressure controlling under 160/100 mmHg., answered the questionnaires (Alpha-reliability Coefficient as 0.96) from August to November 2017. The statistics used included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, one sample t-test, one-way ANOVA with comparison test by Scheffe’s method, and Stepwise-multiple regression. The results were as follows: (a) a whole of the three aspects is at high level when comparing with the established criteria (60%) at the .05 level of significance with an average mean of 3.56; (b) comparison between genders is not significant, only income makes the three issues significantly different at the .05 level of significance. The best predictor of self-efficacy perception is appropriate time selection for exercises, which could predict the self-care behavior at 48.70 percent and at the .05 level of significance.

Keywords: perceived self-efficacy, outcome expectations, self-care behavior, hypertensive patients


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