Effects of an Epilepsy Control Program via the Line Application on Health Literacy and Health Behavior in Patients with Epilepsy

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์Natthapan Kaewnguen
Poolsuk Janepanish Visudhtibhan
Anannit Visudhtibhan


This quasi-experimental research with a one-group pretest-posttest design aimed to assess the effects of an education program for adequate control of seizure recurrence via the LINE application on health literacy and health behavior. The conceptual framework to guide the study was based on Nutbeam’s health literacy concept and relevant literature. The participants were 18 patients with epilepsy who attended the outpatient neurological clinic at Rayong Hospital. All received an education program entitled “Epilepsy Control Program.” This program consisted of an education learning package about epilepsy and a skill-training program to
develop health literacy and health behaviors, distributed to the participants via the LINE application. The duration for accessing this program was six weeks. The instruments for data collection consisted of questionnaires to elicit personal data, health data, health literacy, and health behavior. Data collection on health literacy and health behavior was performed three times: at baseline, immediately after the program (or the sixth week from baseline), and the fourth week after the program ended (the tenth week). Descriptive statistics and one-way repeated measures ANOVA were used for data analysis. Findings revealed that the participants'
scores on health literacy and health behavior, measured immediately after the program and at the fourth week after the program ended, were higher than those at the enrollment time. This study demonstrated that the Epilepsy Control Program through the LINE application was an effective tool for promoting health literacy and health behavior in patients with epilepsy.However, this study might have limitations in concluding that the results occur from the program only because of no control group. Nevertheless, it is expected that integration of this educational program according to the individual’s context would be beneficial in decreasing the risks of
seizure recurrence.
Keywords: Epilepsy control program, Health literacy, Health behavior, Patients with epilepsy


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Kaewnguen ์, Janepanish Visudhtibhan P, Visudhtibhan A. Effects of an Epilepsy Control Program via the Line Application on Health Literacy and Health Behavior in Patients with Epilepsy. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 22 [cited 2022 Sep. 27];28(1):109-26. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/252949


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