Health Promoting Hospitals Model in Iran

Iran J Public Health. 2016 Mar;45(3):362-9.


Background: Hospitals are the central entity of each health care system and Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) was launched by WHO in 1988. However, there has not been any accurate and detailed model for establishing a HPH in Iran up to now. Therefore, this study aimed to determine factors affecting the establishment of a health promoting hospital in Iran using factor analysis method.

Methods: This applied, cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study was conducted in Iran in four steps. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used for determining factors affecting the establishment of a HPH.

Results: Society (0.97) and Policy (0.74) had the highest regression weights (effects) and management had the lowest one.

Conclusion: Community assessment was the most important dimension of proposed conceptual model for establishing a HPH.

Keywords: Health promoting hospitals; Iran; Model.