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Interactive teleducation in the training of elementary school students on genetic syndromes

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Author(s):
Mirela Machado Picolini
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Bauru.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB)
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Examining board members:
Luciana Paula Maximino; Célia Maria Giacheti; Carlos Ferreira dos Santos
Advisor: Luciana Paula Maximino
Abstract

Educational programs on prevention of diseases and health support should be encouraged in the country since it promotes changes in habits and better quality of life. This study aimed to develop and assess the effectiveness of a training program for elementary school students on genetic syndromes utilizing Interactive Teleducation. The study was held at two schools in the city of Bauru, being one private - Escola de Educação Infantil e Ensino Fundamental Criarte and the other public - Escola Estadual de Primeiro e Segundo Grau Joaquim Rodrigues Madureira. 21 students of the 9th grade, both genders, aged 13 to 14 years participated in the study. The three-month training program was didactically divided into three stages: present activities, distance activities and practical activities, all related to genetic syndromes. Present activities were held in each school and consisted of lessons, graphs and audiovisual content. Distance activities involved Interactive Teleducation. At this stage, students accessed the Cybertutor (Internet Eletronic Tutor), which promotes interactive learning. Practice was held at HRAC/USP, and consisted of recreational activities among students, patients and their families. The methodology of the Young Doctor Project was taken in the dynamics of this training program, involving the force of student activities in health education through interactive educational materials.The Problem-Situation Questionnaire, the Lickert Scale of Attitudes toward Inclusion (ELASI) and the FPM (adapted from WebMAC) were used to assess the effectiveness of the program. Results indicated that the training program was effective to knowledge acquisition promoting more favorable attitude towards inclusion of the people with genetic syndromes. According to the FPM, students were highly satisfied with Interactive Teleducation, scoring the program as impressive. The results show that this study may be an important tool to education in health themes in genetic syndromes, being used to train other population over the country. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/03362-5 - Model education in health: actions teleducation of deficiency inclusion
Grantee:Mirela Machado Picolini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master