Structured Health Literacy Intervention for Mothers Regarding Stem Cells Therapy

Ohoud Youssef El-Sheikh, Rasha A. Mohamed, Mohamed Zoromba, Ahmed Noaman


Background: Stem cells have tremendous promise uses for the future to treat a variety of diseases, injuries, and other health-related conditions. Their potential is evident to promote the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of applying a structured health literacy intervention regarding stem cells therapy (SCT) on the mothers' level of knowledge and attitude. Methodology: A quasi-experimental one-group pre-post test design was utilized. The study involved 302 mothers recruited from the pediatric outpatient clinics of Mansoura University Children Hospital (MUCH), Egypt. Data were collected using two structured interview sheets (knowledge and attitude). Results: There were highly statistically significant differences in mothers’ knowledge and attitude one-month post-application of the structured health literacy intervention regarding stem cells therapy compared to pre-application (P=<0.001). Conclusion: Application of a structured health literacy intervention showed a significant improvement in mothers' level of knowledge and attitude regarding stem cells therapy.

Keywords: Attitude, Health Literacy, Knowledge, Stem Cells Therapy.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/61-06

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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