Volume 12, Issue 9 (Azar 2014)                   Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2014, 12(9): 842-849 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences
2- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences , sajjad.lotfi@yahoo.com
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 Abstract  Background & aims: Patient education is one of the most important principles in the care and treatment process programs. Previous studies indicated that many patients are not given the proper education. The aim of this study is to evaluate nurses' opinions about the patient’s education barriers, and providing some strategies to improve it, in Kashan, in 2012.  Materials & Methods:  This cross sectional study was done on 250 nurse and 20 nurse managers in the hospitals affiliated to Kashan University of Medical Sciences. The data was collected by questionnaire including demographic characteristics, barriers and facilitators to patient education. Data were analyzed by descriptive and analytic (Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and chi-square) statistics, and by a confidence interval of 95% by SPSS v16.0.  Results: The most important barriers for patient education are as follows: lack of proportionality between the number of patients and number of nurses, Lack of time and excessive workload, nurses’ insufficient satisfaction with working shifts and hours, conducting unprofessional works, and insufficient overcome.   A significant difference was found between conducting unprofessional works and position, so that nurses mentioned it as a barrier to patient education, but nurse managers did not.  Conclusion: According to the results, in order to improve the quality of patient education, barriers with higher frequency should be modified and adequate budget and equipment should be provided educational needs for the nurses.  Keywords: patient education, barriers, facilitators, nurse, patient  Address: Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, I.R. Iran  Tel: (+98)9390315269   Email: sajjad.lotfi@yahoo.com
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: مدیریت پرستاری

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