Effectiveness of a training model based on intergenerational and participatory learning to enhance health information literacy for the elderly

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Naruemol Chantharacherd
Rathapol Pradubwate
Naruemon Sirawong
Gumpanat Boriboon

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a participatory training programme to enhance health information literacy among the elderly. The study consisted of three phases; development of training model, development of training programme, and evaluation of the programme. There were four stages of the training model; stimulation, sharing, collaboration, and crystallisation.


The training programme was created through participatory learning to enhance health information. A total of 30 elderly was recruited to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme. The measurement of the study included access to health information, understanding and reliability of health information, and communication of correct information. Paired t-test was performed to examine the effectiveness of the programme. There were statistically significant differences in all measurement sections between pretest and posttest scores (p-value <.001). Higher mean scores were shown in the posttest for access to health information, understanding and reliability of health information, and communication of correct information (8.50, 7.40, and 8.20 respectively). The participatory learning programme was effective for enhancing health literacy. Stakeholders could apply the programme for enhancing health information literacy.

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Naruemol Chantharacherd, Ed.D. Candidate in Educational Technology Programme, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Ed.D. Candidate in Educational Technology Programme, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Rathapol Pradubwate, Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Naruemon Sirawong, Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Gumpanat Boriboon, Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Faculty of Education, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

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