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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2020, 20 - : 473-480 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of physician's performance in patient education during discharge from medical interns’ viewpoint in medical university of Isfahan
Mohammad Zamani , Behzad Shams , Narges Motamedi
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , shams@med.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: Physician education for patient hospitalization, especially at the time of discharge plays an important role in patient satisfaction, follows the treatment process, their faster recovery, and reduces hospitalization and treatment costs. Knowing the physicians' performance in patient education during discharge can be a good basis for decision-making, planning, and action. This study endeavored to determine the physicians’ performance in teaching patients during discharge from medical interns’ point of view.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the academic year 2019 on 100 medical interns in the internal medicine and surgery wards of educational Isfahan hospitals. The validation is confirmed and reliability was calculated based on previous studies. Data were collected through a questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (t-test).
Results: From the interns' point of view, the physician's performance in teaching the patient during discharge the highest score was in the field of education about drug use at home (score 5.69 from 10, with mean 5. 69±2.31) and the lowest scores were in the field of education about self-care (score 4.69 from 10, with mean 4.69±2. 38) and how the patient performs in the face of problems (score 4.58 from 10, with mean 4. 58±2. 84).
Conclusion: Results revealed that from the interns' point of view, in general, the physician's performance in teaching to the patient during discharge was medium and there is a need to increase the quality of education. The results of this research and similar studies in the field of patient education can be provided as comprehensive instruction for patient education by the treatment team and ultimately increase the quality of patient education.
Keywords: Performance, Teaching, Physician, Patient, Discharge, Interns
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Community Based Medicine
Received: 2020/09/21 | Accepted: 2020/11/25 | Published: 2021/04/11


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