The Effectiveness of Competencies Development Program for School Age Children on Caring Hypertensive Patients in Their Family
Keywords:Effectiveness of competencies, School age children, Caring hypertensive patients, Family
This research is quasi-experimental research, have a purpose to study the effect of a school-age child potential development program on caring behaviors of hypertension patients in the family. The sample were 60 school-aged children studying in grades 4-6, divided into 30 experimental groups and 30 control groups. The experimental group participated in The School-age Child Potential Development Program on Family Care Behavior of Hypertension Patients in an 8 weeks period. And collected the data before and after the experiment by using questionnaires general data analysis by using descriptive statistics with independent t-test, Wilcoxon signed rank test and Mann-Whitney U.
Results showed the experimental group had higher mean scores of knowledges of hypertension and family care of hypertension patients, and had significantly higher mean scores of family care behavior for hypertension patients than before the experiment which was statistically significant (p < .0001) and significantly higher than the control group (p < .0001). This program can be used to promote school-age children to change knowledge and behavior to promote health behaviors in caring for hypertension patients in the family. and should expand the use of this program in other areas to cover the entire district for learning Sustainable continuous development and increase the efficiency of high blood pressure patient care in the future.
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