Volume 12, Issue 4 (vol- 4 2007)                   Intern Med Today 2007, 12(4): 34-39 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammad Pour A, Dehgan Naieri N. The survey of the patient educational need on discharge phase in Gonabad health and treatment centers . Intern Med Today 2007; 12 (4) :34-39
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Background and Aim: It is necessary to teach and make the patients participate in their treatment and care specially on discharge from the hospital since they want to do self-care and treatment at home. This will make them aware of any problem and anxiety and help them to do self care and treatment well and effective, but some observations show problems and difficulties in this field. Quality and quantity of the given educations and knowing its sufficiency and insufficiency can be the base of decision making, planning and action .Then this research is done to determine the educational needs of the patient on discharge from Gonabad health and treatment centers. Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study done on random samples (394) the patient on discharge from Gonabab hospitals. The data were collected by a questionnaire and a checklist that were valid and reliable. SPSS software analytical and descriptive statistical methods were used. (P<0.05). Results: Based on the research findings 57% were, male, 42.6% were female the most (0.6%) married and 69% had guidance and high school degree and the rest were illiterated or had the other degrees. The presented teaching were sufficient by % 65/7 of the patients, 56.8% had sufficient knowledge and the rest had not enough knowledge and awareness. 33% needed average education and 10.2% need to be thought seriously. Statistical tests showed a meaningful difference between the patients educational needs on discharge with their educational degrees (P=0.02) but it was not meaningful considering the other demographic properties (P>0.05). Conclusion: Since it is an important problem and the presence of some insufficiencies it is recommended first to diagnose and find the main cause and effective item on educational insufficiency of the patient on discharge and then provide the needed facilities, staff education at work and educational programs in clinics before discharge, self care programs, then we should be assure of the patients basic needs through planning a program.
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Received: 2007/10/17 | Published: 2007/01/15

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