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The evidence and future potential of WeChat in providing support for Chinese parents of pediatric patients undergoing herniorrhaphy

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posted 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.

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Volume

31

Issue

2

Start Page

114

End Page

120

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1552-7832

ISSN

1043-6596

Publisher

SAGE

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Hubei University of Medicine, Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University, Jinzhou Medical University, China;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Transcultural Nursing

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