IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(12): 998-1002 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.594

Development of Prototype Community for Improve the Quality of Life of Leprosy Patient in Mealao Colony, Thailand

Sirichom Pichedboonkiatrst
Abstract—This study aims to develop the participation of the community to enhance the quality of life of those who receive the impact of a parent or relative who is a patient of leprosy settlement in Mae Lao, Thailand. The total of population is 50. Data collecting was in-depth interviews and observation. Statistics used were frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results found that the yield and the product of the community related to the consumption of such vegetables and fruits as well as the processing of agricultural products, etc., are often not recognized and is offensive to consumers. So Stakeholders resolved to enhance the production of a professional and a consumer product that is about as exhaustible supplies not harmful to the health of consumers and to the external body. For the practice professional skills with four careers: 1) Balsam and scented teas absorb odors 2) Bio-composting 3) The water multi-purpose solution, and 4) Doormat from natural materials by application of the Sufficiency Economy philosophy as a guide to promote professional skills. For assessment of all products have found that the overall standard was good, and also the satisfaction of all stakeholders towards the product's target group showed that overall satisfaction with the high level products.

Index Terms—Leprosy, potential, economic sufficiency, quality of life.

The author is with the Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna, Chiangrai campus, Thailand (e-mail: sirichom12@gmail.com).

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Cite: Sirichom Pichedboonkiatrst, " Development of Prototype Community for Improve the Quality of Life of Leprosy Patient in Mealao Colony, Thailand," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 998-1002, 2015.

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