S.K.IBRAHIM1, J.B. BASRI1, S. W. HAO1, A. GOVINDASAMY1, J. WANG1, H.T. XIE1, Y.B. CHEN1
Institute of Mental Health1
Psychoeducation has been an evidence-based adjunct intervention to promote mental health recovery. Striving for continuity of this therapeutic intervention; enhancement to psychoeducation is needed to advance learning experiences.
This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of the enhanced teaching materials in the delivery of psychoeducation for clients and their caregivers.
A census sample of 88 clients and 17 nurses from a mental health setting participated in a comparative evaluative study.
The old psychoeducational materials, limited to 10 topics in hard copies, were compared with the new materials involving 33 topics presented digitally and online to allow adaptation to individualized learning needs and easy accessibility.
The contents and materials were designed, developed and delivered with technology-enabled learning experiences for both clients and their caregivers.
Participants rated the materials on a survey and provided their feedback in a semi-structured interview.
On a scale of 1 to 5, with higher scores indicating more positive perception, both clients and nurses rated the new educational materials with mean scores from 4.06 to 4.34 on attractiveness, relevancy, user-friendliness, adequacy and satisfaction while the old materials only yielded scores between 2.94 to 3.53.
Statistically significant mean differences were perceived by both clients and nurses respectively, t(87)= 11.88, p<0.001 and t(16)= 4.99, p<0.001. Thematic analysis revealed that participants reported the new materials as engaging, accessible and aiding their concentration.
New teaching contents and materials developed and delivered to enable technology-enabled learning experiences and break the monotony and routine of education were consistently preferred by both clients and caregivers.