Background: Patient safety is considered an important issue in the field of healthcare, and most advanced countries .
Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate a patient safety education program among hospitalized patients . Of the 69 participants, 33 completed the patient safety education program while the 36 remaining participants were given educational booklets . The program was used to measure knowledge about patient safety, patient safety perception, and willingness to participate in patient safety .
Methods: Patient safety education was developed by the analysis–design–development–implementation–evaluation model considering expert advice, patient needs, and an extensive literature review . Data were collected from 20 July to 13 November 2020 . Data were analyzed using SPSS statistical program . The effectiveness of the experimental and control groups before and after education was analyzed using paired t-tests, and the difference in the amount of increase in the measured variables for each group was analyzed using independent t-tests .
Results: The experimental group had significantly higher patient safety scores (t = 2.52, p = 0.014) and patient safety perception (t = 2.09, p = 0.040) than those of the control group . However, there was no significant difference between the two groups regarding the willingness to participate in patient safety . Conclusion: The patient safety education program developed using mobile tablet PCs could be an effective tool to enhance patient involvement in preventing events that may threaten the safety of patients . Further studies are recommended to develop a variety of educational interventions to increase patient safety knowledge and perceptions of patients and caregivers.