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J Qual Res Health Sci 2010, 9(1 and 2): 41-46 Back to browse issues page
The patients, attitude regarding to one’s privacy in medical surgical wards in Kerman medical university
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Personal space is necessary for privacy، independence، and identity. Hospitalization through lack of ability on control of milieu and invasion to privacy space، may be caused fear، insecurity and distrust in patients. To respect one's privacy would meet satisfaction. This descriptive study was performed to determine patients' attitude on respect to personal privacy. This survey was included 400 patients through quota sampling. For data gathering، interview with a questionnaire was used which includes demographic characteristics and 15likert type questions about patients' attitude regarding to maintain privacy in medical surgical wards. For data analysis، Man Whitney u، Kruskall wallis، central and distribution indices were used. Results showed item “I like when one come into my room knock the door” with X=4.18was the highest and” I like to eat my food alone” with X=2.98 was the lowest score in the responses. There was significant difference between sex and attitude to privacy، it means the women had more positive attitude than men. Other variables include age، marital status، hospitalized days، occupation، educational level times of hospitalization، ward، family member number، activity level، history of hospitalization were no significant differences. The findings of study can be useful in nursing education and nursing administration، because main dimensions of personal space and human territory identified.
Keywords: Privacy, Attitude, Medical surgical wards patients
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/11/6
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The patients, attitude regarding to one’s privacy in medical surgical wards in Kerman medical university. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2010; 9 (1 and 2) :41-46
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