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Revista chilena de pediatría

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VALENZUELA M, M. Teresa; IBARRA R, Ana M; CORREA V, M. Loreto  and  ZUBAREW G, Tamara. "Strong families": a workshop to strengthen adolescent families. Outcome satisfaction. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.2, pp.146-153. ISSN 0370-4106.

Objective: This study examined family satisfaction with the education they received in the Strong Families Workshop, whose purpose is risk behavior prevention in adolescents aged 10 to 14. Patients and Method: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study involving 100 families (parents or guardians and adolescents) from five high schools in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile. The workshop consisted of seven sessions for parents, adolescents and families. An instrument was used on participants at 6 months post intervention. It included aspects relating to the structure, process and results of the workshop. Results: 100% of the families attended the complete workshop. The degree of satisfaction with the family sessions in both groups was greater than 90%, and greater than 80% with respect to the schedule, frequency, quality of videos, written program material, teacher quality and content completion achievements. Conclusions: There is great interest on the part of parents and adolescents to jointly participate in family strengthening workshops. This may justify the implementation of such at the school level, considering the role of educators as promoters of health and the family as a protective factor in healthy adolescent development.

Keywords : User satisfaction; health education; adolescent; family.

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