Mechanisms to Attract Nurses' Engagement in Patient Education from Nursing Managers Point of View of in Ahwaz Educational Hospitals, Iran, in 2016
Background: Nursing managers at different levels play an important role in attracting and facilitating the engagement of nurses in patient education.
Aim: The study was designed and conducted to determine the mechanisms for attracting nurses' engagement in patient education from the viewpoint of nursing managers in Ahwaz educational hospitals, Iran, in 2016.
Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study evaluating 91 nursing managers of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. A two-part questionnaire, including 40 items, was used to examine the demographic characteristics and mechanisms for attracting nurses' engagement from the viewpoint of nursing managers to patient education. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: The results suggested that the highest mean score of the components of nurses' engagement in patient education from nursing manager's point of view was regarding the position of managerial abilities (51.26 ± 11.02). The most important factor related to the position of managerial abilities to attract more nurses' engagement in patient education, from the viewpoint of head nurses, included introducing standard forms of education to the patient provided by health Ministry (3.88 ± 0.97), while it was being aware of the actual and potential capabilities of nurses (3.91 ± 0.79).
Conclusion: According to the results, in order to improve the quality of patient education, barriers with higher frequency from the perspective of nursing managers should be modified and adequate budget and equipment should be provided educational needs for the nurses.