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2016, 5(3): 33-27 Back to browse issues page
Respect for privacy by nurses from the perspective of the elderly hospitalized in internal and surgical wards
Zihaghi Marzieh, Saber Saman, Nouhi Esmat, Kianian Toktam *
MSc, Instructor, Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Respect for privacy is the right of all patients, including the elderly, and lack of respect for patients could be associated with increased anxiety, stress, lack of confidence in hospital personnel, refuse of physical examination and weakening of recovery. This study aimed to evaluate the respect for privacy by nurses from the perspective of the elderly hospitalized in internal and surgical wards.

Materials and Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on the elderly hospitalized in internal and surgical wards of hospitals affiliated to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in 2015. In total, 132 patients were selected through convenience sampling. Data was collected using the researcher-made questionnaire of respect for privacy, reliability and validity of which was confirmed. Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 16 using descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U and Spearman’s correlation coefficient.

Results: In this study, mean score of respect for privacy of patients by nurses was reported favourable in 70.4% of the cases. In terms of physical and psycho-social dimensions of privacy, 81.1% and 73.4% of the cases were at an acceptable level, respectively. Regarding information dimension of privacy, 84.8% of the cases were at a medium level. Higher level of respect for privacy was observed for elderly female patients (104.24±13.7), compared to male elderlies (109.13±60.62) (P+0.013). Moreover, a reverse and significant correlation was observed between age of the elderly and respect for privacy by nurses (P<0.001, r=-0.37).

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, respect for the elderly was reported to be at a favourable level at physical and psycho-social dimensions. Nevertheless, information dimension of privacy was not acceptable. Therefore, it is recommended that necessary educational programs be performed for nurses

Keywords: Privacy, nurses, elderly
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Marzieh Z, Saman S, Esmat N, Toktam K. Respect for privacy by nurses from the perspective of the elderly hospitalized in internal and surgical wards. Medical-Surgical Nursing Journal . 2016; 5 (3) :33-27
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