Health Promotion Toolkit: An Approach for Empowering Families Caring For Children with Developmental Disabilities in Tabuk
AIM: The study aimed to determine the effects of the health promotion toolkit on empowering families caring for children with developmental disability. It hypothesised that health promotion toolkit would effectively improve families' empowerment and alleviate parental stress.
METHODOLOGY: The research design was quasi-experimental. A convenience sample of 30 children with DD and their families enrolled at Shoaa ElAmal Center in Umluj participated. Tools were Health Promotion Assessment Sheet, Family Empowerment Scale, and the Parent Stress Index.
RESULTS: The results documented significant lower levels of parental stress and higher levels of family empowerment among mothers at posttest than pretest. A significant negative correlation between family empowerment and parental stress was reported.CONCLUSION: Health promotion toolkit had a positive effect on empowering families as well as lowering parental stress. Recommendation Health promotion toolkit should be integrated as a monitoring method of health care needs of health promotional activities for children with developmental disabilities.
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