Nurses’ Performance in Training Patients from the Point of View of Patients Discharging from Medical- Surgical Wards of Hospitals Affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences


Mansooreh Azizzadeh forozi 1 , * , ashraf soltani 1 , Ali-Akbar Haghdoost 1 , Sakineh Mohammad alizadeh 1


1 Iran


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 3 (1); e57903
Published Online: July 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 10, 2017
Accepted: June 19, 2006




Background: Training Patients is one of the fundamental principles of nursing profession.
Nurses have to do this training task in order to provide patient’s satisfaction, speed up patient’s
recovery and reduce rate of readmission.
Objective: To determine training performance of nurses working in Kerman University of
Medical Sciences from the point of view patients discharging from Medical – Surgical wards in
Methods: In this descriptive analytic study, the sample size base on a pilot study was determined
396 patients and subjects were selected consecutivly. A researcher – made questionnaire was
used to collect data. The questionnaire included two parts of demographic features and
evaluating training performance of nurses in 6 domains. Data were analyzed by using central and
distributional indices and Mann – Withny U, kruskal Wallis, Freedman tests and Spearman
coefficient correlation.
Results: According to the results, the majority of samples were males (62/1%), married (66/4),
over 50 years of age (30/55%), illiterate (30.55%) and with no history of previous hospitalization
(40/7%). In regard to the performance of nurses in training patients, the results showed that in the
domains of disease nature 19%, disease complications 23%, medicines 43%, physical activity
32.07%, nutrition 42.8% and other items 41.3% had received complete or relative training.
considering nurses’ total training performance score based on demographic features of patients,
significant differences were observed in terms of sex, hospital and educational level (P < 0/05).
That is, nurses’ training performance score was higher from the point of view of female patients,
patients with higher educational levels and patients in hospital C comparing to male patients,
patients with lower educational levels and patients in hospitals other than hospital C.
Conclusion: The obtained percentages for nurses’ performance in training patients show their
poor performance in this regard. Therefore, improving nurses’ knowledge about the importance
of training patients is highly recommended.


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