Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Health care seeking behavior of adolescents: comparative study of two service delivery models.|
Lakshmi, P V M
|Citation:||Kumar R, Prinja S, Lakshmi PV. Health care seeking behavior of adolescents: comparative study of two service delivery models. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2008 Sep; 75(9): 895-9|
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVES: To assess the perceived health problems and help seeking behaviour and utilization pattern of adolescent health clinics. METHODS: A pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire was administered to 360 school going adolescents who were selected by stratified random sampling from two sectors of Chandigarh where services were being provided by a school-based and dispensary-based adolescent health clinic. RESULTS: Majority (81%) of the adolescents reported having some health problem during last three months prior to the survey; predominant (60%) problems were psychological and behavioural in nature. To resolve these problems boys consulted mainly friends/peers (48%) while girls consulted their mothers (63%). Compared to the dispensary-based adolescent health clinic, utilisation was significantly higher in a school-based clinic where proportion of psychological or behavioural problems reported was also significantly higher (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Adolescents have greater counselling needs for psychosocial problems than for medical problems. School-based adolescent health clinic was utilized more often than the dispensary-based clinic particularly for psychosocial problems.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Pediatrics|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.