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Title: Effectiveness of Structured Education on Knowledge and Health Behaviors in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Authors: Goossens, Eva
Fieuws, Steffen
Van Deyk, Kristien
Luyckx, Koen
Gewillig, Marc
Budts, Werner
Moons, Philip
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 166 (6), p. 1370-1376
Abstract: Objective To investigate whether a single educational session increased the level of knowledge and changed the prevalence of health risk behaviors in young people with congenital heart disease (CHD). Study design We conducted a longitudinal study of patients transferred to adult CHD care who received a single educational session (n = 201) at a tertiary care center. Their knowledge level and prevalence of health risk behaviors were assessed via the Leuven Knowledge Questionnaire CHD and the Health Behavior Scale CHD, respectively. A general linear model for longitudinal measurements was used to analyze the natural progression of patients' knowledge during a 27-month period and the effect of one educational session on outcomes. Results Participating in an educational session resulted in a small-to-moderate, but significant, increase in total knowledge level and better understanding of deterioration symptoms, and rationale and frequency of follow-up; however, it did not improve patients' health behaviors. Conclusions This type of education did improve knowledge but did not improve the patients' tendency to engage in better health behaviors. Future studies should assess the effect of repetitive exposure to educational sessions dealing with CHD.
Notes: [Goossens, Eva; Moons, Philip] KU Leuven Univ Leuven, Dept Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Leuven, Belgium. [Goossens, Eva] Res Fdn Flanders, Brussels, Belgium. [Fieuws, Steffen] KU Leuven Univ Leuven, I BioStat, Leuven, Belgium. [Fieuws, Steffen] UHasselt, I BioStat, Hasselt, Belgium. [Van Deyk, Kristien; Budts, Werner] KU Leuven Univ Leuven, Univ Hosp Leuven, Div Congenital & Struct Cardiol, Leuven, Belgium. [Luyckx, Koen] KU Leuven Univ Leuven, Sch Psychol & Child & Adolescent Dev, Leuven, Belgium. [Gewillig, Marc] KU Leuven Univ Leuven, Dept Pediat Cardiol, Univ Hosp Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. [Moons, Philip] Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Ctr Heart, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Moons, Philip] Univ Gothenburg, Inst Hlth & Care Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20776
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.02.041
ISI #: 000355018200011
ISSN: 0022-3476
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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