Assessment of urology patients' perspective about the importance and compliance of patient privacy

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Hadi Jafari Manesh 1 , * , Mehdi Ranjbaran 2

1 Dept. of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

2 Dept. of Public Health, Faculty of Heath, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

How to Cite: Jafari Manesh H, Ranjbaran M. Assessment of urology patients' perspective about the importance and compliance of patient privacy, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 18(4):e74116. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v18i4.1528.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (4); e74116
Published Online: July 29, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: January 27, 2014
Accepted: July 08, 2014
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Abstract

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess the urology patients' perspective about the patient privacy "Importance" and "Compliance". 210 patients were selected by cluster random sampling method. The tool for data collection was an 18-item questionnaire about the patient privacy that was completed through interview. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were calculated by content validity and Cronbach's alpha. From the viewpoint of the patients, immediate treatment action (100%), providing a clean and safe environment (100%) and covering non-essential areas (93%) were the most important elements, respectively. The patients' privacy "Compliance" was observed only in 34% of patients. The patient privacy compliance is very low; therefore, it needs to be taken into account more seriously.

Keywords

Urology patient’s privacy compliance

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