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Volume 6, Issue 3 (Autumn 2020)                   JMIS 2020, 6(3): 16-24 | Back to browse issues page


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Sheikh Taheri A, Rafati Fard Y, Eghbali A. Mobile-based self-care educational needs assessment for parents of children with acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. JMIS. 2020; 6 (3) :16-24
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-255-en.html
Medical Informatics, School of Health Management & Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Aim: Mobile applications are a new method to educate parents of children with cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the educational needs for designing an application for parents of children with acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Methods: In this descriptive study, the information was collected through a researcher-made questionnaire whose validity and reliability were evaluated. The study population was all pediatric oncologists in Iran, Tehran and Shahid Beheshti Universities (16 people) who were selected by census method. The data were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: According to the result, among the main concepts of the disease, only the methods of preventing leukemia were not identified. Chemotherapy considerations, nutrition and diet management, positiveness, bone marrow transplantation and physical activity management were identified as essential.
Conclusion: Since the requirements for designing educational software for educating parents of children with cancer were met basically, by determining the technical capabilities of educational software, it is possible to help educate the self-care of parents and reduce their problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/09/4 | Accepted: 2020/12/20 | Published: 2020/12/20

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