Development and Evaluation of the Achievement of 2D Cartoon Animation Media to Enhance Knowledge about Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease for Pre-School Children, Ubon Ratchathani Province - การพัฒนาและประเมินผลสัมฤทธิ์สื่อการ์ตูนแอนิเมชั่น 2 มิติฯ
Keywords:pre-school children, 2D cartoon animation, hand, foot and mouth disease, achievement
Currently, hand, foot and mouth diseases are still contagious diseases which spread among children at school-aged especially pre-school children, which affects health conditions and may adversely affect growth development and intelligence. There are reported that the use of interesting media can enhance knowledge about disease and prevention. The objectives of this study were to develop health promoting 2D animation media of hand, foot and mouth disease, and to evaluate the effectiveness of those media to enhance the knowledge of hand, foot and mouth disease in pre-school children in Ubon Ratchathani province. The sample of 205 pre-school children were randomly selected from 10 target schools by stratified random sampling method based on the classroom. Data were collected using the knowledge test form and the satisfaction questionnaire; and were analyzed by using average, percentage and standard deviation, and compare the average of pre and post knowledge scores using the dependent t-test. The results showed that mean score of knowledge about health behaviors and disease prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease in pre-school children after watching health promoting 2D animation media was significantly higher than that before watching the media (p<0.001). Pre-school children were satisfied with health promoting 2D animation (mean score = 0.95, SD=0.17 out of 1). The results of this study indicated that pre-school children had an increased knowledge about the hand, foot and mouth disease after watching 2D cartoon animation compared to before watching. Therefore, this study may use as a guideline for the teacher who take care the pre-school children, in application of children’s favorite health promoting cartoon animation, as a learning media to enhance the knowledge on disease prevention.
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