THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NURSE'S AWARNES ABOUT PATIENT RIGHTS AND ITS OBSERVANCE FORM NURSE'S VIEWPOINT 2016
Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Sadegh Zare*, Mahnaz Shahrakipour and Adel Kadkhodaie
Introduction: Patient rights are expectations which patient have from healthcare providers. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between nurse's awarnes about patient rights and its observance form nurse's viewpoint. Material and methods: This was a descriptive correlational study conducted on 90 nurses in Educational hospitals of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected through a three section questionnaire. The first section collected demographic information. Second section was patient rights awareness questionnaire and the third section was patient rights observance questionnaire. After data collection they were analyzed though descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and T test by SPSS v.19. Results: The mean of age was 30.98Â±6.84 and 22 respondents were male (24.4%) while other were female. There was a significant relationship between age and awarnes about patient rights (p=0.002) and patient rights observance (p=0.001). There was a significant relationship between gender and awarnes about patient rights (p=0.04) but it wasnâ€™t any significant relationship between gender and patient right observance (p=0.62). Pearson's correlation test had shown a significant relationship between awarnes about patient rights and patient rights observance (P=0.002). Conclusion: The results of this study had shown a significant relationship between awarnes about patient rights and its observance from nurse's viewpoint.
Keywords: Patient rights, observance, awarnes, nurses, attitude.
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