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Introduction: Respecting the privacy of the patient during health care, as one of the fundamental human rights, is mandatory to maintain the dignity and mutual trust between the treatment staff and the patient. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of mobile-based education of patient's privacy principles on the knowledge, attitude and performance of operating room staff in Iran University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 125 operating room staff of Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2020. The stratified method with proportional allocation was used for sampling. Data was obtained through demographic information form and researcher-made questionnaires of knowledge and attitude and checklist of operating room staff performance. The performance of the samples was observed and recorded by the researcher using a checklist before the training. Then, teaching the principles of patient's privacy was presented for 4 sessions using mobile phone. Two weeks after the last session, a post-test was taken as a pre-test and compared with each other. ANOVA test was used to analyze the data.
Results: The results of the present study showed that mobile-based education of patient's privacy principles led to a significant increase in the mean score of knowledge, attitude and performance of operating room staff (P <0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results obtained, it is suggested to use the method of mobile-based education of patient's privacy principles for operating room staff.