Swanson, Eleanor Ann Theresa (1977) Evaluation of the community health education programs in prenatal nutrition and juvenile diabetes : a component of the telemedicine experiment. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This field study dealt with the evaluation of two programs presented as part of an experiment in the use of Communications Technology as an education medium. Programs dealing with Prenatal Nutrition and Juvenile Diabetes were beamed via audio and visual means to four outlying centres. These centres were equipped with television receptors and also a microphone system to talk back to the program centre. Interaction between sites and the centre was an integral part of the experiment. -- The research evaluation gathered information through means of a questionnaire on the following major variables: -- Independent Dependent -- 1. Preparation for program 1. Satisfaction with the program -- 2. Attitudes toward delivery system 2. Extent of and attitude towards interaction -- 3. Quality of and reaction to the delivery system -- 4. Personal characteristics -- Hypotheses between the independent and dependent variables were tested and strengths of relationship were measured by cross tabulation and application of Yule's Q. Results show an overwhelming positive response to the program and delivery system. Strong support was given to a positive relationship between attitudes towards the system and extent of and attitudes towards interaction. Weaker positive relationships were indicated between preparation and satisfaction and between quality of and reaction to the system and satisfaction. These were based on minimal testing as most questionnaire items showed no variation but rather were strongly positive. The relationship between attitudes and satisfaction was inconclusive.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves -82.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Television in health education; Medicine--Newfoundland and Labrador--Communication systems|
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