The Effect of Empowerment Program on Health Education Teachers with Health Insurance Education

Chen Yin Tung, Chia Chen Chang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Taiwan has been promoting its national health insurance (NHI), which provides people with appropriate medical resources; however, health insurance education is missing from schools, and teachers lack relevant teaching abilities. This study describes the development of the health insurance education empowerment program (HIEEP) to promote effective teaching on educators. A two-group parallel-controlled trial was conducted with health education teachers, in which participants learned to discuss its importance through demonstration and practice. The questionnaire measured their teaching effectiveness in HIEEP using a baseline measurement and a one-week follow-up measurement. Of 196 people that started the trial, 186 completed it. The intervention effects were evaluated using the Johnson-Neyman method. The results showed that in the experimental group, the program raised all teachers' variable scores, which evaluated health insurance meaning, teaching competence, self-determination, and impact. The empowerment program can provide teachers will allow for more effective health insurance education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Methodology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May

Keywords

  • Empowerment program
  • health education
  • health education teachers
  • health insurance education
  • medical resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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