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Table 1 Overview of the intervention process

From: Effects of teach-back health education (TBHE) based on WeChat mini-programs in preventing falls at home for urban older adults in China: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group (n = 30) Control group (n = 30)
Participants Older adults aged 60 and above who could use WeChat Older adults aged 60 and above who could use WeChat
Health education content According to results of previous Fall Prevention at Home Knowledge (FPHK) questionnaire, we developed 8 health education videos related to falls, including physiology, disease drugs, mental health, cognition, lifestyle, behavior, general and particular environment. The length of each video ranges from 5 to 26 minutes. According to results of previous Fall Prevention at Home Knowledge (FPHK) questionnaire, we developed 8 health education videos related to falls, including physiology, disease drugs, mental health, cognition, lifestyle, behavior, general and particular environment. The length of each video ranges from 5 to 26 minutes.
Intervention frequency Every Tuesday and Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m., for eight consecutive weeks, twice a week Every Tuesday and Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m., for eight consecutive weeks, twice a week
Intervention time Intervention time for each person on Tuesday was 20-30 minutes, and Friday was 60-90 minutes. Intervention time for each person on Tuesday was 20-30 minutes, and Friday was 20-30 minutes.
Intervention measure Teach-back health education (TBHE) Traditional health education
Specific health education process Tuesday 8 a.m. The first author sent WeChat mini-programs code to WeChat group. Participants scanned the code and entered WeChat mini-programs to watch and learn videos which fall prevention at home health education contents The first author sent WeChat mini-programs code to WeChat group. Participants scanned the code and entered WeChat mini-programs to watch and learn videos which fall prevention at home health education contents.
Friday 8 a.m. Participants entered WeChat mini-programs again to learn eight topics content on preventing falls at home and evaluate satisfaction. The first author applied a cycle of assessment, education, reassessment, and reeducation to conduct teach-back health education. Participants entered WeChat mini-programs again to learn eight topics content on preventing falls at home and evaluate satisfaction. What participants learned on Friday was the same as on Tuesday.
Instruments Before intervention a. Socio-demographic questionnaire
b.The FPHK questionnaire
a. Socio-demographic questionnaire
b.The FPHK questionnaire
After intervention The FPHK questionnaire The FPHK questionnaire