J Korean Soc Med Inform.  2005 Mar;11(1):35-44.

Development and Evaluation of a Web-based Ostomy Self-care Education Program

Affiliations
  • 1Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Korea. hapark@snu.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to develop a Web-based ostomy self-care education program and to evaluate its effects on ostomates' self-care knowledge and self-care behavior.
METHODS
Based on the needs assessment and literature review, a Web-based ostomy self-care education program was developed and modified incorporating feedbacks from nurse experts panel. The experimental group received the ostomy self-care using the Web-based program and the control group received the traditional education. The level of self-care knowledge and self-care behavior were measured and were compared between the experimental and the control groups.
RESULTS
The levels of self-care knowledge and self-care behavior in the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group.
CONCLUSION
This study implies that a Web-based education program for the ostomates can be used to improve ostomy self-care.

Keyword

Ostomy; World Wide Web; Patient Education; Self-Care

MeSH Terms

Education*
Internet
Needs Assessment
Ostomy*
Patient Education as Topic
Self Care*
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