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EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF A TRAINING COURSE ON THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARD PATIENT RIGHT AMONG HEALTH WORKFORCES IN SULAIMANI


Fattah Hama Rahim Fattah a, Zamadar H. Rasul Karim b and Huda Muhaddein Muhammad c


a Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani. 
b Shahid Salah Rehab, Mental Hospital, Sulaimani.
c Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani. 
 
 

Submitted: 22/2/2017; Accepted: 15/10/2017; Published: 1/11/2017


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ABSTRACT

Background 

Awareness of the patient’s rights among health care providers increase satisfaction of the patient, physician and other medical team and hospital staff and will lead to the spread of good morals among patients and medical team. Neglecting patients’ rights in a health care system can give rise to a challenging situation between health care providers and patients.

Objective
 
The aim of the study is to explore the role of the training course on the knowledge, and attitude toward patient rights among health workforces.

Materials and Methods

This study is an observational explanatory study, 442 participants from the health care providers from a Sulaimani and Erbil Governorates were included. Valid tool was used for pre- and post- test evaluation through 4 hours of training course including 22-28 participants with total 16 training courses. The training course was carried out between 2014 and 2015. The collection of data was performed by self-administered method. Descriptive statistics, and analytical statistics to test hypothesis was used to test statistical difference and associations by using statistical package for social science-Version 21.

Results 

The majority of the participants were from Sulaimaniya governorate, 53.2% were females, more than 51% with age group 30-39 years. Most of them (58.5%) had Diploma degree. The percentage of strongly agreement  toward  the sum of all patient right charters was changes  from 36% percentages at pre training status to the 71% after performing of training, these improvement in the percentage of knowledge was statistically highly significant (P values=<0.001).

Conclusion

Results of this study indicate that health workforces are not well-informed and aware about the patient’s rights, there is clear effect of training courses in improving of knowledge toward patient rights.

KEYWORDS

Patient rights, Health care providers, Pre and post training course, Medical education.

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