The Course Satisfaction Survey of Self-Health Care Classes for Older Taiwanese People in the Community Adult School
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Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The percentage of the older Taiwanese people is increasing and related to improve understanding of self-health care for this population is an important. This study is to explore the course satisfaction of self-health care classes for older Taiwanese people studying in the community adult school. The course targets to help those people to interest learning in the community adult school, and therefore improving their self-health care. Methods: This study was based on the population of an Ershui Community Adult School in Changhua County of Taiwan. There was the number of samples 81 collected by this study, and used a structured questionnaire, as data collection included demographic information and course satisfaction survey. Data analysis used SPSS 12.0 for Window 2000, frequency distribution table and percentage to answer questions. There were totally 16 sessions in the self-health care classes, undertaking a 180-minute session once a week. The self-health care classes included four sections, as Active Aging, Health Promotion, Complementary Therapy and Good Fortune. Each section was designed involved four topics, as 16 different topics consisted of the self-health care classes. Results: The results of this study, which examined the satisfaction of the self-health care classes for older Taiwanese people who learn in the community adult school. The most age of the participants were over 70 years old (79%), and they were typically spoken in both Mandarin and Taiwanese language. As indicated by frequency distribution and percentage, participants (45 females and 36 males) in the self-health care classes recorded higher percentage on satisfaction score, such as design of the course unit (n=55, 67.9 %), richness of textbook content (n=44, 54.3 %), skills(n=43, 53.1 %), teaching methods (n=46, 56.8 %), professional knowledge (n=42, 51.9 %), self-health promotion (n=49, 60.5 %), speed in class (n=49, 60.5 %) and content easy to understand (n=40, 49.4 %). Conclusion: This study indicates that older Taiwanese people satisfied with self-health care classes in the community adult school. The results can also provide the reference for community adult school, to encourage older Taiwanese people to participate in self-health care classes in the future, and therefore improving their self-health care.