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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2010;16(4):314-323.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2010.16.4.314
Development and Evaluation of a Combined Health Promotion Program for Preschool Children.
Na Young Choi, Mi Yang Jeon, Hyun Mi Seo, Jeong Won Seok, Mi Seon Kim, Hyeon Cheol Jeong
1Department of Nursing, Suwon Women's College, Suwon, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Keukdong College, Eumseong, Korea.
3College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.
5Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea. love2hc@syu.ac.kr
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to develop and investigate the effect of a combined health promotion program for preschool children and their parents. METHODS: Physical examinations were done for 993 preschoolers in 12 preschools. Their parents (n=727) completed a questionnaire on health status and health knowledge of their children and 35 teachers in preschools completed one on health knowledge of preschoolers. Based on the results of the physical examinations and survey, a combined health promotion program was developed. In order to evaluate the program, 35 teachers and 104 parents participated in the program. The effects of the program were tested and health knowledge before and after the program was analyzed. RESULTS: Health knowledge of parents and teachers increased significantly after attending the combined health promotion program. CONCLUSION: In order to promote the health of preschoolers, parents and teachers need to participate in combined health programs that provide an opportunity for preschoolers to have a physical examination and their parents to learn about the health care for their children.
Key words: Children; Preschool; Health promotion; Health knowledge
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