Assessment of NCDs indicators in PM2.5-exposure individuals to develop screening innovation system "Telehealth" for sustainable community


Head of research project

Asst. Prof. Dr. Supansa Pata Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University

Background and Rationale

This research study is to evaluate the feasibility of telehealth services in the area.far away by village health volunteers (VHVs) by studying and assessing the risk of non-communicable diseases.(NCDs) Including heart and blood vessel disease High blood pressure, vascular disease Brain, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer which is the leading cause of death of the Thai population Therefore, effective risk assessment Can make us aware of our own health status. for disease prevention From the basic level Reduce the risk of disease and reduce medical treatment costs. The telehealth system will enter Come play a role in evaluating and giving advice. through wireless technology To reduce congestion in hospitals, create Good health and quality life.In addition, this research assessed the impact of PM2.5 dust pollution on the health of those exposed. including risks and Severe of non-communicable diseases, this PM2.5 dust is very small. They originate from energy combustion or industrial activities. Can enter the human body through breathing. The effects of PM2.5 on the health of those exposed have many aspects, such as inflammation. Irritation in the respiratory system and may lead to the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This research therefore assesses the level Exposure to PM2.5 dust and its relationship with Risk and severity of non-communicable diseases Including analysis of the level of Inflammation and cell damage that occur within the body From the impact of PM2.5 dust, data analysis and presentation These inform the health status of people exposed to PM2.5 as a guideline for taking care of oneself, preventing, and reducing the risk. will cause disease and reduce the severity of disease in the future.

Primary Objectives

- To study the feasibility of the telehealth service system. To screen for non-communicable diseases by village health volunteers in the sub-district. Thung Satok, Mae Ka Subdistrict, Ban Mae Subdistrict, San Pa Tong District Chiang Mai Province.

- To assess satisfaction with using the telehealth service system.

- To assess the level of exposure to PM2.5 dust in the areas of Thung Satok Subdistrict, Mae Ka Subdistrict, Ban Mae Subdistrict, San Pa Tong District. Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

- To assess the impact of PM2.5 dust on the health of those exposed.

- To assess the impact of PM2.5 dust on the risk and severity of chronic non-communicable diseases.

Study period:

Since 10 Nov 2023 - now



workshop was organized for the team of village health volunteers (VHVs) all 3 subdistricts in San Pa Tong District, Chiang Mai Province.

On Friday, November 10, 2023, researchers from the Factory of Medical Technology Health Sciences Research Institute Factory of Medicine Chiang Mai University and LUCENT international collaboration team A workshop was organized for the team of village health volunteers (VHVs) all 3 subdistricts in San Pa Tong District, Chiang Mai Province, on "Analysis of Indicators Measurement of NCDs among people exposed to PM2.5 to sustainable community level "Telehealth" screening innovations" With Asst. Prof. Dr. Supansa Pata as project leader and Dr. Sujitra Kaewkat is the speaker in this training.

Activities pictures


1 st Visited @Ban Sai Mun subdistrict