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The evidence and future potential of WeChat in providing support for Chinese parents of pediatric patients undergoing herniorrhaphy
journal contributionposted on 28.02.2022, 04:21 by Jun Liu, Xin Zheng, Xuelin Zhang, Zehui Feng, Ming Song, Violeta LopezVioleta Lopez
Introduction: Based on the current medical environment in China, this study developed a WeChat-based health education program for parents of children undergoing day surgery herniorrhaphy and evaluated the users’ satisfaction of its usage by adapting the technology acceptance model. Methodology: A descriptive quantitative online design with a researcher-developed Satisfaction Questionnaire was used to survey 198 users in the university-affiliated hospital in China. Results: The users were generally satisfied with the program. The users living in urban areas obtained higher satisfaction (β coefficient = 1.763, p = .006). The users who were satisfied showed high intention to recommend WeChat to other parents. Discussion: In general, WeChat users found the educational program useful, and similar educational intervention can be expanded to other areas in China.