A survey on the attitudes of health educators towards clients’ education and their educational effectiveness: a cross-sectional study in health care centers in Ghaemshahr

Mahnaz Solhi, Fatemeh khalili

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Health education is one of the important tasks of health care centers employees. The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of health educators towards clients’ education and their educational effectiveness in health care centers of Ghaemshahr.
Materials and Method: Totally 190 employees of health care centers in Ghaemshahr city involved in health education were included in this study. The research was conducted in 2016. Data collection instruments entails two questionnaires including efficacy education questionnaire and a questionnaire on attitude towards education. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive indexes, correlation tests and
multivariate linear regression. Ethical issues were also considered in all stages of study.
Results: Studied subjects had 38 ± 7.64 years of old. 78.4% of the subjects were female and the remaining 21.6% were male. Respectively, 45.3%, 42.1% and 12.6% of the subjects described their educational effectiveness as good, moderate and poor. About 97.9% of the health educator's had a positive attitude
towards education. Also, there was a significant positive correlation between the effectiveness of education and attitudes towards education (p<0.001).
Conclusion: In this study, there was a statistically significant relationship between attitude toward education and educational effectiveness. The observed relationship between these two variables can be exploited to improve the level of effective teaching by health educators.

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