Inhibiting and facilitating factors of patient education from the viewpoint of patient education liaison nurses in Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Since patient education is a sustainable strategy to reduce health risks and increase patients' quality of life, identifying the factors influencing this process will be helpful. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that inhibit and facilitate patient education from the viewpoint of nurses in charge of education.


In this cross-sectional descriptive study was done on 36 nurses who were responsible for Patients education of shahid mohammadi hospital in 2019. Researcher-made questionnaire including demographic characteristics, facilitators and inhibitors. Scientific validity was determined through content validation method. To determine the scientific reliability of the instrument, re-test was used, which had a correlation coefficient of 93%. The questions were adjusted with a three-point Likert scale and the data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software and descriptive statistical tests.


The most important facilitators were special points for patient education for nurses (75%), allocation of special time for patient education (66.7%), patient participation in planning and implementation of education (63.9%) respectively. The most important restrictions included lack of knowledge and skills to recognize the patient's learning needs (75%), lack of trainer time (75%), lack of physical and mental fitness of the patient (58.3%), inability to communicate properly with the patient and his family (56.35%). The least important facilitator was the presentation of seminars on the teaching strategies, and the least important deterrent was the "gender difference between the educator and the patient."


Considering the multiplicity of facilitators and inhibitors of patient education, considering the opinions of executives and Beneficiaries in designing the education process can be helpful.

Development Strategies in Medical Education, Volume:9 Issue: 1, 2022
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