The effect of a web-based education programme (WBEP) on disease severity, quality of life and mothers' self-efficacy in children with atopic dermatitis
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 70, Issue 10, pages 2326–2338, October 2014
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2014) The effect of a web-based education programme (WBEP) on disease severity, quality of life and mothers' self-efficacy in children with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(10), 2326–2338. doi: 10.1111/jan.12389& (
- Issue published online: 11 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 FEB 2014
- atopic dermatitis;
- quality of life;
- web-based education programme
To develop and evaluate the effects of a web-based education programme in early childhood for children with atopic dermatitis.
The prevalence rate of atopic dermatitis is highest in early childhood. A holistic approach is urgently needed for young children with respect to disease severity, quality of life and management, particularly parental knowledge about atopic dermatitis and adherence to treatment.
A quasi-experimental study design was used.
A total of 40 mother–child dyads participated in the study from 1 July–30 November 2011 in Korea. All children were under 3 years of age. The programme was based on the Network-Based Instructional System Design model, which consists of five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. The experimental group participated in the programme for 2 weeks. Participants took part in a learning session during the first week and then conducted the practice session at home during the second week. Participant knowledge and compliance were evaluated through online quizzes and self-checklists. Statistical analyses (chi-square test and t-test) were performed using the Statistical Analysis System, Version 9.13.
There was a significant improvement in disease severity, quality of life and mothers' self-efficacy in the experimental group; thus, the web-based education programme was effective.
The web-based education programme as an advanced intervention may be useful in providing basic data for future atopic dermatitis-related studies. Moreover, the programme may serve as a nursing educational intervention tool for clinical nursing practices.