The effect of multimedia-based nutrition education on parents’ knowledge and body weight change in leukemia children

Fiorentina Nova, Allenidekania Allenidekania, Nur Agustini

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Abstract

Objectives: The present study aimed to identify the effect of multimedia-based education targeting the parents of children with leukemia on their knowledge about leukemia and on body weight changes in their children. Methods: A quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent pre- and post-test groups was used in this study. A total of 28 parents of children with leukemia were recruited using a consecutive sampling method and assigned into the intervention and control groups (n = 14 each). Parents in the intervention group were given a 10–15-min multimedia video to watch before their children's chemotherapy sessions. Results: We found a significant improvement in parents’ knowledge level after the multimedia-based education (p = 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in the weight changes of the children in the intervention and control groups (p = 1.00). Conclusions: Multimedia-based education is associated with an increased knowledge level for the parents of children with leukemia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Body weight
  • Education
  • Multimedia
  • Parents’ knowledge
  • Pediatric cancer

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