Office Hours: 8.30 - 16.30
+27 (0) 21 658 5108 / +27 (0) 21 685 2732

enquiries@rxradio.co.za

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Klipfontein Road Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, South Africa

RESEARCH - MEASURING THE IMPACT

RX Radio is committed to research that measures the impact of the station on children and youth, their caregivers and the hospital community.

  • The first research report was done by The Institute for Child and Adolescent Health Research at Stellenbosch University
  • The report provides support for the RX Radio model of media health intervention as a tool that positively contributes to young patients’ lives.
  • The report says:
    • For child & youth reporters - participation in RX Radio builds self-esteem, confidence, communication and social skills. These skills transfer to other areas of life, for example school performance and career training.
    • For child & youth listeners - audience research found that RX Radio programmes improve moods, provides entertainment, calms fears about illness and hospital, and introduces positive role models.
    • For health workers – after engaging with RX Radio programmes, many health workers have report increased awareness and understanding of young patients’ needs in the treatment of chronic illness.
    • RX Radio is becoming a tool to improve intergenerational dialogue between young patients, families and caregivers, and health workers.

RX Radio has partnered with the UCT Department of Psychology from which a Master’s student will be conducting further studies during 2019.

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