Designing an Evaluation Model for Health Promoting Hospital in Iran Social Security Organization hospitals

  • Shaghayegh Vahdat


Health promotion is the new mission of hospitals and the mission of health promotion hospitals is
to change treatment-centered attitude to health-based attitude. This study aimed to design an
evaluation model for Iranian health promotion hospitals. Methods: A descriptive correlational study
was carried out using structural equation modeling in 2018-2019. The statistical population consisted
of 272 elected officials of Iran Social Security Organization hospitals and a researcher-made
questionnaire was used to collect data. Sampling adequacy (KMO) and Bartlett's sphericity tests,
Pearson correlation coefficient, multivariate regression, factor analysis, and path analysis were used
to model the equation using SPSS and LISREL software. Results: This study identified and modeled
68 evaluation criteria and 11 components in three structural, process and outcome dimensions for the
evaluation model of Iranian Social Security Organization hospitals. The results of Structural Model
test showed significant coefficients and parameters obtained in structural, process and outcome
dimensions with 99% probability of significance. In verification of the main hypothesis of the research
based on the results of t value, results in all equations were higher than 0.5 which can extend the final
model of research to statistical population. Conclusions: The HPH evaluation model of this study can
help to establish a health promoting hospital and their efficient evaluation system and as a valid tool
in modifying audit mechanisms, evaluating service quality, promoting staff health and promoting
community health interventions and helping Health policy makers should apply.