The Journal of Information and Systems in Education
Online ISSN : 2186-3679
Print ISSN : 1348-236X
ISSN-L : 1348-236X
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Development and Evaluation of a Health Education System Based on the Transtheoretical Model
Akira HagaKeizo Nagaoka
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2012 Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 42-50

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With rapid advances in IT, online systems are playing a major role in the expansion of health-related information management and education. In the field of health education, face-to-face interventions are still the mainstay in Japan, with online systems playing only a very minor role in providing people with health information. We have developed “Caring for your eyes”, a health education system based on the transtheoretical model of behaviour change to further extend the reach of health education. The intervention targeted eye strain in office workers who use visual display terminals. Subjects were divided into one group using our system and another group using printed educational material, and the effectiveness of these two approaches was compared. The results confirmed that our education system was more effective in getting office workers to establish habits for alleviating eye strain.

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