J Korean Acad Nurs.  2010 Apr;40(2):213-224. 10.4040/jkan.2010.40.2.213.

Development and Effect of a Web-based Child Health Care Program for the Staff at Child Daycare Centers

  • 1Department of Nursing, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea. jskim@gachon.ac.kr


The purpose of the study is to develop a web-based program on child health care, and to identify the effect of the program on knowledge of, attitudes towards child health care, and health care practice in staff of daycare centers.
The program was developed through the processes of needs analysis, contents construction, design, development, and evaluation. After the program was developed, it was revised through feedback from 30 experts. To identify the effect of developed program, onegroup pretest-posttest design study was conducted with 64 staff members from 12 daycare centers in Korea.
The program was developed based on users' needs and consisted of five parts: health promotion, disease and symptoms management, oral health, injury and safety, sheets and forms. This study showed that the total score of staff who used the program was significantly higher in terms of knowledge, attitudes, and their health care practice compared with pretest score (p<.05).
These results suggest that this Web-based program can contribute to the child health promotion as well as can provide the staff with the insightful child health information. Therefore, it is expected that this program will be applied to staff of other child care settings for children's health.


Child daycare centers; Health care; Internet

MeSH Terms

*Child Care
*Child Day Care Centers
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
*Computer-Assisted Instruction
First Aid
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Personnel/*education/*psychology/standards
Health Promotion
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Young Adult
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