A formative evaluation of a mHealth program to improve management of childhood diarrheal disease among caregivers in Peru
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe caregiver perceptions around using mobile phones to send and receive information about child health. Discuss caregiver knowledge of, experience with, and beliefs around use of oral rehydration therapy to treat diarrheal disease symptoms in young children. Evaluate caregiver needs surrounding provision of care to children with diarrheal disease. Assess how a mHealth program could effectively improve common childhood illness management by caregivers through education and dissemination of information.
Keyword(s): Caregivers, Health Promotion and Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on many projects in the areas of maternal-child health and the prevention and control of infectious diseases. I have supported community health education efforts in Latin America, specifically in Honduras. As a Clinical Research Coordinator, I have managed a number of projects on health education, innovations in healthcare delivery and maintenance, and behavioral economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.