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Rhanna Carvalho



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Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho, Natália Lúcia Lima de Oliveira, David Bates

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Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho

Research Category: PCERC/Health Policy/Outcomes


Educational Technology for the Caregivers of Children and Adolescents Bedridden at Home

Scientific Abstract

Educational materials can promote significant results in health promotion. However, the contribution of these materials depends on the drafting process and the forms of communication used to convey information. This study aimed to develop educational technology for caregivers of children and adolescents who are dependent on special care at home. This methodological study was conducted in three phases: content systematization, choice of illustrations, and validation. The booklet was prepared on the basis of an integrative literature review and interviews with 19 caregivers. The content validity index of the judges was 0.99, indicating excellent agreement. The semantic validation by caregivers showed 100% agreement. Based on these results, we concluded that educational technology has excellent acceptance and may contribute to the care of bedridden children and adolescents at home.

Lay Abstract

Bedridden children and adolescents require special care and continuous attention directed toward their needs. In this sense, health professionals can guide parents and caregivers of children dependent on special health care through educational technologies, making them more confident. To assist in the communication between professionals and families, we developed a booklet with the main care aimed at this population. The booklet underwent a rigorous process of construction and validation with health professionals and caregivers who considered it valid and reliable.

Clinical Implications

This research provides valid educational technology that can help parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who need special care at home. These guidelines may reflect safer care and reduce the number of readmissions of these children to health institutions.