A study of in depth indigenous knowledge for Development of health management Model during flood disaster in Centerof Thailand Community
A study of in depth indigenous
knowledge for Development of
health management Model during
flood disaster in Center of
Faculty Science and Technology,
Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya Rajabhat University,
Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
First author e-mail: email@example.com
• Flood disaster is a dangerous incident
that Causing overwhelming body of
water over the particular which is also
unable to be drained in a specific period
of time. According to United Nations
Environment Programed : (UNEP), flood
disaster can become one of the most of
important incidents that will cause the
massive damage to mankind.
The objectives research
• To explore in depth indigenous knowledge
on health management of people in flood
disaster area in Thailand.
Factors related to
Model during flood
Data collection on villagers health
problems during the flood disaster by
Categorizing the people’s health issues followed by
preparing the questionnaire, including the issues of
diseases, accidents, sickness ratio, death ratio, and
needs of people regarding the health management
during flood disaster. By this information was
collected research team meeting and brainstorming
Arranged research team meeting and brainstorming
on the background of the community especially, the
essential factors of situations, Explored the secondary data
on sickness ratio from the Community Hospital which
include family folders to decide the area of study
Applying Delphi Technique on health problems
during the flood disaster which could be performed by the
officials on duty such as community leaders on specific
issues, namely, villagers’ experiences on health care during
the flood disaster and indigenous knowledge health
• 1. The Preparation Stage: Starting from April,
villagers would prepare store their food such as
rice , dried food, and pickled vegetables by
following their indigenous knowledge.
Exercises, for example Aerobic Dance, in narrow
space were practiced. Risks on health problems
and danger from poisonous animals were major
concerns. Danger from Electricity was taken
into account and had resolved firstly. Herbs
needed to be gathered, as alternative
medicines. Last, wireless broadcasting seemed
to be a mean to reduce stress
• The Disaster Stage: Good preparation would
help villagers to face with disaster well. The
activities in this stage were how to deal with
emergency cases of patients, especially, how to
transfer patients to another hospitals and the
construction of floating toilets upon request
• 3. The Discovery Stage: This should focus on
various accidents from sharp materials and
remained materials and the big cleaning day
after the disaster
• ERIC in 2013 on the effect of the flood disaster
on people’s health in each community. In this
study, the indigenous knowledge of people in
Ayutthaya Village led to the discovery of
people’s application of cultural heritage to deal
and to solve the health problems during the
• Spennemann (1999) which emphasizing on the
cultural preservation on disaster management.
The researcher notified that such indigenous
knowledge, as a tacit knowledge, seemed to be
in danger because of the communication gap
between the elder and the younger
• Yamano (2007) who studied on the model on
disaster management. Indeed, this would lead
to build the appropriate skill of villagers to face
with the disaster.
Special Thank you.
• Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya Rajabhat University.
• Director of Nokkrajab School.
• Participation of Wat nokkrajab Village.
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