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Mortazavi Z, Hosseini S A, Jafari V, Heshmati B, Mortazavi S S. The survey Awareness of Students in Hamadan School of Rehabilitation about Patients’ Rights Charter. jmed 2020; 15 (2) :141-150
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1105-en.html
Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , s.mortazavi.ot@gmail.com
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Introduction: Patients’ right charter has been implemented for equal accessibility to all healthcare services. knowledge and regard of Patients' Rights is important to improve quality and strengthen the health system and patient satisfaction. The current study has been done with aim of evaluating the survey awareness of students in Hamedan school rehabilitation about patients’ charter.
Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive, and analytical study was performed. The study population included 143 students (all of them) in rehabilitation facility. The data-gathering tool was a valid and reliable questionnaire based on the elements of Iran patients' rights developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME).The collected data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics using SPSS 23 software.
Result: Findings showed that 64.3% of students were female and 35.7% were male. 49% of study participants had a low level of knowledge, 44.8% had a medium level of knowledge and 6.3% had a good level of knowledge. The highest percentage of knowledge in the field of patient rights regarding the optimal receipt of health services (/ 50.3%) and the lowest level of knowledge was related to the field of patient's right to freely choose and decide (4.2%). Also, there was no significant relationship between students 'gender and level of knowledge (P = 0.162) and between students' field of study and level of knowledge (P = 0.937).
Conclusion: Approximately half of the participated students had low level of awareness about patients’ charter right .Therefore, it is suggested that greater emphasis should be placed on inclusion and support of patients' rights in course and curriculum planning is necessary.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/02/25 | Accepted: 2020/05/27 | Published: 2020/09/21

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