Awareness and Attitude of the Managers in Teaching Hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences towards Health Promoting Hospitals

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

3 School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction: The mission of health promoting hospitals is to change the treatment-based attitude to health-based and health promoting attitude to patients, personnel, clients and all groups of the society. The present study was conducted to investigate the awareness and attitude of the managers of teaching hospitals in Tabriz City towards health promoting hospitals.
Materials and Methods: The present study was descriptive-analytic research. The study population included all the bosses and managers at different levels of teaching hospitals in Tabriz City. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to data collection. Data were analyzed using SPSS19 Software, descriptive statistics, t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Spearman’s correlation coefficient test.
Results:In the studied teaching hospitals, awareness and attitude of managers were significantly higher than mean. In addition, there was significant relationship between managers’ awareness and their attitudes (P<0.013). The results of ANOVA test showed that there was significant difference between the awareness of managers having 6-10 years of work experience and managers who had 11-15 years of work experience (P<0.01).
Conclusion: The results of present study showed that the awareness and attitude of managers towards health promoting hospitals were at desirable level. This could be a basis for informing other personnel and establishing health promoting policy in hospitals. Regarding the readiness of hospitals, it seems necessary to determine a given and specific framework and policy in the Ministry of Health in order to establish health promoting hospitals.

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