Evaluating Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health-Care Workers Regarding Patient Education in Iran

  • Sima Garshasbi Centre for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. AND Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Zahra Khazaeipour Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nahid Fakhraei Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Maryam Naghdi Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Patient education, Health-care workers (HCWs), Knowledge, Attitude and practice (KAP), Cross-sectional study

Abstract

The objective of the study was to evaluate the position of patient education measuring knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) among health care workers (HCWs). It is also aimed to emphasize the need for a real position for patient education. This survey was performed among a group of HCWs in Iran. The scores had an acceptable level. However, nurses, females and younger people received higher scores. The staff was already aware of patient education necessity and considered it as the duty of all medical team. Often HCWs cannot include patient education in their routine due to time shortage, lack of staff’s financial motivation, fatigue, and loads of work, etc. There is still need for a real training in the educational curriculum. Additionally, the various HCWs–related obstacles should be taken into account.

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Published
2016-02-01
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Garshasbi S, Khazaeipour Z, Fakhraei N, Naghdi M. Evaluating Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health-Care Workers Regarding Patient Education in Iran. Acta Med Iran. 54(1):58-66.
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