Traditional Education versus Online Based Education Intervention: Effect on Family Care Givers of Children Suffering from Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia

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Samah Alwy Salah
Wafaa El-Sayed Ouda
Randa Mohamed Adly
Lobna Mohamed Shalaby

Keywords

Acute Lymphatic leukemia, Pediatric, Nursing, Family Care Givers, Knowledge, Practice, Online Traditional Education

Abstract

Background: The most prevalent childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Due of ignorance of the disease's implications and how to appropriately care for a child, ALL causes the care provider enormous worry, dread, and guilt. To assess the effect of traditional education versus online based education intervention on family care givers of children suffering from acute lymphoblast leukemia. A quasi-experimental design was used. The study was conducted at the In-Patient Pediatric Hematology departments affiliated to Children's Cancer Hospital (57357) Egypt. A purposive sample of two hundred family care givers classified randomly into two equal groups traditional education group and online based education group with exclusion of family care givers of terminally ill children. Data collections were an assessment sheet and observational checklists for the family care givers to assess their knowledge and actual practices reporting.
Results: There was statistically significant difference between family care givers total level of knowledge regarding their children with ALL in traditional education versus online based education. There was a high statistically significant difference of the studied family care givers according to their total level of actual practices in traditional education versus online based education regarding care of their children with ALL.
Conclusion: Traditional education intervention was more effective than online based education intervention on knowledge and actual practices of family care givers having children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Recommendation: Designing and carrying out traditional educational programs for family care givers to promote the care of their children with ALL.

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