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Hosseiny M, Moradi G, Gouya M, Janati A, Ghaderi E. Designing A Rapid Assessment Questionnaire to Evaluate the Communicable Diseases Surveillance System for Hospitals: An Applied Study. irje. 2017; 13 (1) :30-40
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5689-en.html

1- کارشناس ارشد مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی و درمانی، گروه مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی درمانی، دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع‌رسانی،کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تبریز، تبریز، ایران
2- استادیار، دکترای تخصصی اپیدمیولوژی، مرکز تحقیقات عوامل اجتماعی مؤثر بر سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان، سنندج، ایران
3- استاد، متخصص بیماری‌های عفونی، مرکز مدیریت بیماری‌های واگیر، وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی، تهران، ایران
4- دانشیار، گروه آموزشی مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی درمانی، دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع‌رسانی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تبریز، تبریز، ایران
5- استادیار، دکترای تخصصی اپیدمیولوژی، مرکز تحقیقات عوامل اجتماعی مؤثر بر سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان، سنندج، ایران , ebrahimghaderi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1695 Views)

Background and Objectives: Evaluation is one of the main components of communicable diseases surveillance. Despite the World Health Organization’s emphasis for preparation of evaluation tools, there is no suitable tool in Iran. This study aimed to prepare a tool for evaluation of communicable diseases surveillance in hospitals and to pilot it.

Methods: Items were prepared in the first step and the first version of questionnaire was developed. Face validity and content validity were checked. Piloting of the questionnaire was done in Tabriz hospitals. Data were entered into SPSS 18. For evaluation of reliability, internal consistency was measured using Cronbach's α and Kuder-Richardson.

Results: According to the results, we developed a questionnaire containing 29 questions in 5 domains with 20 indexes. Fifteen hospitals (78.9%) had a communicable diseases reporting system. The goals of reporting system were not described in these hospitals and only 2 (13.3%) hospitals had supporting laws. None of the hospitals had complete access to the surveillance system and reporting tools.

Conclusion: The developed questionnaire can be a useful tool to evaluate the communicable diseases surveillance system in hospitals. The reporting systems in the hospitals are not complete.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/06/12 | Accepted: 2017/06/12 | Published: 2017/06/12

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