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Mirzaei-Alavijeh M, Motlagh Z, Jalilian F, Pirouzeh R, Karimi N, Khashij S et al . Efficacy Evaluation of Youth Health Application Program in Promotion of Students' Communication Skills: mHealth Approach Intervention... Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (3) :1-9
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1- Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
2- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
4- Research instructor, Cognitive Science Research Group, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, Alborz branch, Alborz, Iran; Ph.D. Student of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran; Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
5- Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
6- Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , Dr.motlagh.ms@gmail.com
Abstract:   (187 Views)
Aims: Today, it is essential that new technologies such as Smartphone’s and their tools, such as applications, be considered in the design of health interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficiency of educational intervention on promoting communication skills among students using the m-health approach based on theory of planned behavior.
Instrument & Methods: We conducted a quasi-experimental intervention study among 160 university students in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) during 2020. Data were measured using a self-report questionnaire based on theory of planed behavior constructs. Results were measured at the beginning and two months after the intervention. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16 using chi-square, Independent Samples t-test, and paired sample t-test.
Findings: The mean age of students was 21.88 years [SD: 2.51]. Our findings showed the efficiency of the intervention in increasing the scores of attitude (32.05 increased to 32.76; P=0.005), subjective norms (12.19 increased to 12.40; P=0.038), and behavioral intention (10.32 increased to 11.95; P<0.001) towards learning communication skills in the intervention group. Also, the estimated effect sizes for attitude, subjective norms, and intention were 0.48, 0.23, and 0.72, respectively.
Conclusion: We have shown that the tested m-Health program has been effective in promoting attitudes, subjective norms and intentions to learn communication skills. Given the availability of this technology, it seems that it can lead to useful findings in promoting youth health.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Communication
Received: 2021/10/21 | Accepted: 2022/04/22 | Published: 2022/07/1

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