Effects of Parental Involvement in a Preschool-Based Eye Health Intervention Regarding Children’s Screen Use in China

Liu, Shu-Mei and Chang, Fong-Ching and Chen, Cheng-Yu and Shih, Shu-Fang and Meng, Bo and Ng, Eric ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0833-9047 and Hsu, Chia-Hsuan and Chiang, Yi-Te and Mao, Xiao-Jie and Yi, Ming-Yan and LePage, Ben and Fang, Wei-Ta (2021) Effects of Parental Involvement in a Preschool-Based Eye Health Intervention Regarding Children’s Screen Use in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18:11330. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1660-4601

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Abstract

In this digital era, young children spend a considerable amount of time looking at telephone, tablet, computer and television screens. However, preventative eye health behavior education could help avoid and relieve asthenopia. The effects of parental influence on their children’s eye health behavior through the preschool eye health education intervention program were examined. The Health Belief Model was used to develop parental involvement strategy and eye health curriculum. The study was conducted in a large public preschool with five branches in Beijing, China. A total of 248 parent–child pairs participated in the baseline and follow-up surveys, of which 129 were in the intervention group and 119 were in the comparison group. The generalized estimating equation analysis results indicated that parental involvement in preschool-based eye health intervention on screen uses had positive influence on parents’ eye health knowledge, cues to action, and parenting efficacy. The intervention program also had positive effects on the increasing level of children’s eye health knowledge, beliefs, cues to action, self-efficacy, and behaviors. The results supported the implementation of a preschool-based eye health intervention program with parental involvement, which could potentially enhance children’s and parents’ eye health beliefs and practices.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 00:57
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 06:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: eye health; screen use; children; preschool; parent involvement
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420601 Community child health
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420699 Public health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200401 Behaviour and health
20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200501 Adolescent health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111330
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44016

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