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Need Assessment of Online Dementia Family Caregiver Education Program

치매환자 가족의 온라인 교육프로그램 요구도 조사

  • Received : 2017.07.18
  • Accepted : 2017.09.20
  • Published : 2017.09.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore family caregiver's need for online education for dementia caregiving. Participants in this study were 220 family caregivers from district dementia centers in Seoul. Family caregiver's usability and needs of online education program were assessed using self-administered questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and t-test comparisons were conducted. About 50% of family caregivers answered they could use and have intention to use online education. The results showed that there were the highest demand for the video lectures which give information about dementia and case video about caregiving skills. There were differences in needs of online program according to the gender and age. The use of online program offers users the opportunity to participate support program at their own time and pace. In order to maximize the effects of online support programs, it is important to establish the strategies of the customized programs considering the characteristics of the caregivers.

Keywords

Dementia;Family Caregivers;Internet;Education Program;Needs Assessment;Individualized

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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