Assessment of infertile patient's attitude toward educational effectiveness (A descriptive study)

Ezabadi, Z.; Mollaahmadi, F.; Shabani, F.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p50
Academic Journal
Introduction: Patient education can be defined as the process of improving knowledge and skills in order to influence the attitudes and behavior required to maintain or improve health. Effective patient education entails providing patients with health information that will improve their overall health status. Materials and Methods: A researcher developed questionnaires in three parts including: 1. Patient's information about infertility treatments, 2. Patient's attitude toward the importance of those mentioned information and its effects and 3. Patient's satisfaction from educational program, completed before and after the program. 140 infertile patients selected through accessible sampling who were referred to the clinic for the first time. Educational program was a session containing a lecture by a gynecologist with slides, an educational film and question and answers. Results: The (Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test) is used to assess the mean of the two variables for stress reduction and willingness before and after education. Willingness to cooperate variable on the level of p=0.195 for women and p=0.582 for men before and after education had no significant difference. There were No significant difference among men (p=0.682) and among women (p=0.647) regarding Attitude toward effect on stress. Furthermore, there were no significant difference regarding stress reduction (p=0.536) as well as no significant difference regarding Attitude toward effect on cooperation (p=0.528) before and after our evaluation. Conclusion: People moderately believe that educational programs are valuable for stress reduction and cooperation with clinicians; mostly in women who are the main point of the treatment.


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