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|Other Titles:||Study on the Parents’ Vision Care Behavior and Its Related Factors Regarding the Usage of 3C Products among the Kindergarden Children in Taoyuan City, Taiwan: The Application of the Health Belief Model|
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education National Taiwan Normal University
The main purpose of this study was to explore the parents’ vision care behavior and its related factors regarding the usage of 3C products among the kindergarden children in Taoyuan City with cross-sectional survey design. By using purposive sampling method, a sample of 644 parents of three kindergardens in Taoyuan City in 2014 academic year as the subjects of the study. Data collection with self-administered structured questionnaires, 524 valid questionnaires were obtained. The major findings of the study are as follows: Generally speaking, the findings were not bad that showed above the average scores in vision care knowledge, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits of taking action, vision care cues to action, vision care self-efficacy, and vision care behavior among the subjects. Besides, the scores of perceived barriers of taking action were not high which below the average. In terms of the parents’ SES, the superior background participants had better vision care behavior than the others. The average minutes of the children’s usage of 3C products in one day showed a significant negative correlation with vision care behavior. Vision care knowledge, vision care health beliefs, vision care cues to action, and vision care self-efficacy showed significant positive correlation with vision care behavior, respectively. The background variables, vision care health beliefs, vision care cues to action, and vision care self-efficacy could explain 43.9% of the total variance of vision care behavior. After controlling predict variables, it was found that the shorter the average minutes of the children’s usage of 3C products in one day, the lower the perceived barriers of taking action, the more the cues to action, and the more the self-efficacy, which could lead to the more positive vision care behavior. The study suggested that the related departments should hold vision care related curriculums or parent education programs and promote regular examin
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