WhatsApp-assisted health education intervention: a systematic

International Journal for Innovation Education and Research

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Title WhatsApp-assisted health education intervention: a systematic
Creator Ferret, Jhainieiry Cordeiro Famelli
Branco, Braulio Henrique Magnani
Santos, Letícia Pereira Gonzaga dos
Rocco, Filipe
Bernuci, Marcelo Picinin
Subject social media
health education
quality of life
Description The acknowledgment of social media as a strategy in health education is essential, providing benefits to health promotion and the prevention and treatment of comorbidities. This study assessed the contribution of WhatsApp use on the prognosis of medical conditions and its impact on enhancing the quality of life. The review protocol used PubMed and Web of Science as databases, followed PRISMA-E 2012 guidelines, was registered in PROSPERO (Nº2021232688), and its risk of bias was analyzed Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing the risk of bias. Thirteen impact studies (n = 1653 participants) were selected and showed evidence on metabolic parameters such as reducing blood pressure (7.6%); body mass index-BMI (7.6%); glycated haemoglobin-HbA1c (15.4%); resting heart rate (7.6%); increase in static balance increase on balance (7.6%) and reduced body weight (7.6%). Furthermore, specific findings on each intervention were demonstrated, such as diminished rates of relapse in substance users (7.6%); increased populational knowledge on chronic diseases (23%) associated with a decrease in the potential complications (7.6%), and a rise on treatment adhesion (7.6%); impact on the follow-up of pregnant patients (7.6%) and progress on oral hygiene (15.4%). Therefore, it was concluded that this intervention strategy demonstrated significant magnitude in reducing the progression and complication of the assessed disorders.
Publisher International Educative Research Foundation Publisher (IERFP)
Date 2021-09-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/3316
Source International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; Vol. 9 No. 9 (2021): International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; 56-72
Language eng
Relation https://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/3316/2263
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Jhainieiry Cordeiro Famelli Ferret, Braulio Henrique Magnani Branco, Letícia Pereira Gonzaga dos Santos, Filipe Rocco, Marcelo Picinin Bernuci

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