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Loghmani L, Mardom M A, Fatemi M, Kalantari S, Shafiei Kisomi Z, Ghasemnegad S M et al . Factors Affecting the Sense of Dignity in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders During Hospitalization in a Psychiatric Hospital in Tehran, Iran. IJPCP 2023; 29 (1) :66-77
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1- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
3- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Surgical Technology, Paramedical School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.
5- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
6- Department of Nursing, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran.
7- Mental Health Research Center, Social Injury Prevention Research Institute, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , ranjbar.h@iums.ac.ir
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Objectives This study aims to determine the factors affecting the sense of dignity in patients with psychiatric disorders during hospitalization in a psychiatric hospital in Tehran, Iran. 
Methods This is a cross-sectional study. Participants were 253 adult patients with psychiatric disorders admitted to Iran Psychiatry Hospital, who were selected by a convenience sampling method. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to assess the patients’ sense of dignity. To analyze the collected data, independent t-test, Pearson’s correlation test, ANOVA, and linear regression analysis were used. 
Results There was a significant correlation between age and a sense of dignity (r=0.266, P<0.001). Patients with an educational level above a diploma had a lower sense of dignity than those with a diploma or lower (3.01 vs. 3.15, P=0.023). Patients who were aware of their own disease diagnosis had a lower sense of dignity than those who were not aware (3.06 vs. 3.17, P<0.001). The linear regression model showed the significant ability of age, knowledge of own disease diagnosis, and educational level to predict the sense of dignity. 
Conclusion Psychiatric patients’ age, educational level, and knowledge of own disease diagnosis can predict their sense of dignity during hospitalization. Healthcare providers and policy makers should consider these factors during interventions to improve the sense of dignity in these patients
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2023/01/6 | Accepted: 2023/03/12 | Published: 2023/04/1

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