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Utilization of Family Health Services in a Tribal District of India utilization of family health services in
Utilization of Family Health Services in a Tribal District of India is a study conducted to assess the status of maternal, child and family planning services in Dungarpur district. It highlights the variation in health indicators in tribal rural area to that of urban population in terms of immunization status, institutional deliveries, antenatal care, methods of contraception used by the couples under reproductive age group. The study reflects the inaccessibility and unavailability of health services to the people. It emphasizes the need of family planning provisions with convenient methods of contraception for them. Further, the findings of the study can be effectively used in designing focused delivery system for marginalized people inhabiting in remote areas.
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Assessment of Quality of care in Family Planning services utilization of family health services in
The focus of attention on health service in developing world including Ethiopia has been generally directed toward improving coverage rather than quality of services. Lately, however, awareness of this problem has increased, & experts have pointed out the need to let developing countries gain from the progress made in the field of quality assurance. Several studies have shown that quality of care greatly influences the uptake and continuation of use of family planning services. So-far evidence based data related to quality of care in family planning services & reproductive health are inadequate in the study area. Additionally quality of care in family planning services & utilization were not well studied in the study area & still there is under utilization of family planning services. The result of this study will help in addressing critical points for the improvement of contraceptive prevalence rate & reduction of high fertility rate in the study area. The outcome of this study will be also addressed the problem of family planning and reproductive health program & management. Generally the conclusion of this qualitative study will be used for the improvement of quality of care.
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Factors Affecting Utilization of Maternal Health care, Pakistan utilization of family health services in
This book reveals the conditions of utilization of antenatal and postnatal services by the rural women in most populated province (Punjab) of Pakistan. What are the socio-economic and demographic factors that affect the utilization of these services. The results are quite promising regarding the awareness of the rural women and men for the importance of maternal and neonatal health. The role of doctors, para-medical staff and of media is quite important in boosting the utilization of maternal health care services.
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Utilization of Maternal Health Service in Squatter Settlements,Nepal utilization of family health services in
The cross sectional study was conducted to analyze the barriers and enabling factors affecting the use and non use of maternal health services especially among marginalized populations in urban slum areas in the Kathmandu valley. Total 200 mothers were interviewed in the study with the cluster sampling. The study found that many factors contribute to the maternal health utilization, among them education of mother, education of husband, distance to health services, parity of mother and ethnic category were determined by study. Similarly, the parity, occupation and ethnicity of mother influence the ANC utilization. The findings suggest that maternal health program need to develop explicit target social targeting strategy to intensify services to Dalit at squatter settlements and awareness raising program on “Aama Suraksha Program” could be beneficial to the improvement of maternal health services.
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Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health Services utilization of family health services in
In this research, I have tried to probe in to aspects of reproductive health of the women dwelling in the urban slums with the understanding that slum is a complex of the larger socio-cultural milieu. Individuals or households of the slum setting practice their health activities with different sets of economic, social and cultural belongings. In the appearance of new socio-economic and physical environment, the people residing in slum areas perpetuate their cultural and institutional health care resources available and accessible to them and thus, develop a particular health behavioral pattern for dealing with the heterogeneous urban day to day life. The main objective of the study is to analyze and assess the determinants of utilization of reproductive child health (RCH) services. With in this context, to ascertain the extent of health services and to know the socio-economic-demographic factors influencing the utilization of reproductive and child health services. In the various chapters of the present study the diverse dimensions of reproductive and child health services have been dealt with. Chapter I talks about the scenario of urban poor and their health status.
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Health Services Utilized By Insurance Clients:The Ghanaian Case utilization of family health services in
There is a keen interest at present in exploring the potentials of social health insurance to increase access and affordability of health care in Africa. Ghana's National Health Insurance Bill was passed into law in 2003 but fully implemented from late 2005. This book aims to provide assessment of the NHIS client’s utilization of the health services in Ghana. It revealed that utilization of services depends on several factors such as client socio-economic, quality of services provided by health providers and the health insurance scheme management. There is a strong relationship between formal education and enrollment. The NHIS offers a broad benefits package and has lead to increase OPD cases with drastic increased in the number of registrants, the beneficiaries, the renewal and claims submitted over the years. However, considerable challenges remain in relation to strengthening the purchasing role of the NHIS, and also settling debates about its structure and accountability. Health insurance has become the mainstay of the health care financing compare to the "cash and carry" system, and has proved to increase access and utilization of health care services in Ghana.
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Barriers To The Utilization Of Primary Health Care Services utilization of family health services in
Primary health care is the bedrock of any country`s health care system. It is aimed to provide the individuals and the communities with protective, preventive, restorative and rehabilitative health services within the available resources. However there is a growing lack of confidence and trust by the public in all health services at this level of care, resulting from the poor state of the facilities and low standards of delivery. This book therefore sought to explore and highlight those barriers affecting the utilization of primary health care services in a low income nation like Nigeria. It also aimed to serve as a basis for understanding and appreciating the complex factors affecting the utilization of these essential services, and how these factors translate into a deterioration of a nation’s health indices. It is expected that these findings will enrich academic discussions and guide policy makers in formulating policies and guidelines towards improving primary healthcare services. It will also aid international organizations with interest in implementing primary health services in developing nations
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Quality Maternal Care through Integration with HIV/AIDS Programs utilization of family health services in
Maternal mortality in Ethiopia is the highest in the world. A study was carried out in 2006 among Family Planning, Antenatal Care, and Delivery Care Service attendees in the health facilities, Ethiopia. A quantitative and qualitative methodologies were applied. The study indicated that integration of programs is critically important to increase utilization of services and minimize missed opportunities in maternal care and HIV/AIDS services in health facilities of Ethiopia.
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Health Seeking Behaviors of Lower Middle Class Families in Sri Lanka utilization of family health services in
Availability of services and cost of care affect health seeking behaviors and access to health care. Better understanding of health care service utilization is important for formulation of realistic policies and will be critical in order to deliver health programs which can be accessed by the whole population. This study is to explore LMC Sri Lankans experiences with respect to health care utilization and identify treatment seeking behaviors. Five health seeking behavior patterns emerged; ‘self care’, ‘use of allopathic treatments for moderate acute illnesses’, ‘mixed use of public-private services to manage chronic conditions’, ‘hospitalization for severe acute conditions’ and ‘looking after elderly at home and provision of palliative care from home’. A main finding was that there was a high level of trust and satisfaction towards the public hospitals despite service provision failures. Public health care was not always free as patients required to purchase services and/or supplies. Patients often used a mixture of public and private services. The women in the family act as gatekeepers and primary caregivers, playing a major role in influencing health seeking behaviors.
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Trends of Economic Inequalities in RCH Services Utilization in India utilization of family health services in
Globally estimates of maternal mortality indicate that more than half a million women died due to pregnancy related causes and these deaths are unjust and can be avoided with key health interventions, like provision of antenatal care and medically assisted delivery. The prime objective of book is to examine the trend of economic inequalities in utilization of RCH services in India and to quantify the contribution of selected factors explaining the rural-urban gap in use of RCH care utilization by using the NFHS-1,2,3 data. To fulfill the aforesaid objectives concentration index and non-linear decomposition technique have been used. The study reveals a sluggish increase in the utilization of RCH services in India with respect of place of residence. The trends of economic inequalities in utilization of RCH services are decreasing in both urban and rural areas but the pace of declining is more in rural areas than urban areas during the study period. Decomposition results indicates that economic status of the household is the main contributor in urban-rural differential in receiving the reproductive and child health care services followed by mother education level and media exposure.
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Utilization of Sexual Health Services Among Female Sex Workers utilization of family health services in
Sexual health services are relatively rare in Nepal.Female sex workers(FSW) do not use health services as often as would be desirable. Study showed that about half percentage of the FSWs utilized the available sexual health services.The knowledge about HIV/AIDS transmission and the knowledge about prevention of HIV/AIDS was significantly associated with utilization of sexual health services among FSWs.Regarding barrier in utilization of sexual health services, about forty percent of the FSWs were not utilizing the available sexual health services.The main reasons for barrier to utilization were due to shyness, fear of diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and inaccessibility along with ignorance about facility and restriction by owner.Of the FSWs whose clients were using condom consistently, about twenty percent did not get condom at the time of need, out of which fifty percent reasoned not getting condom at the time of need due to insufficiency and thirty percent lack of knowledge about the place of availability. The educational status, marital status, drugs use, number of sex partners per month showed significant relationship with the consistent condom use.
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Factors Affecting Family Planning Information Utilization utilization of family health services in
High fertility and rapid population growth have an impact on the overall socio-economic development of a country in general and maternal and child health in particular. Moreover, high population growth rate puts pressure on a nation’s scarce resources and poses a serious challenge to the provision of food, housing, health, educational services and employment opportunities to the public. Ethiopia is among the developing countries where the rate of population growth is one of the highest and contraceptive prevalence rate is one of the lowest. The practice of family planning and its possible determinants have hardly been explored in rural parts of the country. Targeting the identified factors, and making policy and development interventions can promote the level of utilization of family planning among rural women.
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М. С. Majo Income and health care utilization among the 50+ in Europe and the US utilization of family health services in
This study addresses the question how income affects health care utilization by the population aged 50 and over in the United States and a number of European countries with varying health care systems. The probabilities that individuals receive several medical services (visits to general practitioner, specialist, dentist, inpatient, or outpatient services) are analyzed separately using probit models. In addition to controls for income and demographic characteristics, controls for health status (both subjective and objective measures of health) are used. We analyze how the relationship between income and health care utilization varies across countries and relate these cross country differences to characteristics of the health care system, i. e., per capita total and public expenditure on health care, gate-keeping for specialist care, and copayments.
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Coverage of Maternal & Child Health and Family Welfare Services utilization of family health services in
A study elicit the coverage of MCH and Family Welfare services at sub centre level was carried out in R. S. Pura block which is the rural field practice area of Government Medical College, Jammu, India.Out of the existing 25 sub centres, 10 sub-centres were randomly selected for the purpose of study. All the records pertaining to MCH and family welfare services rendered by these sub centres were scrutinized to study the extent of coverage of MCH and family welfare services as well as the association of maternal age and order of pregnancy followed by home visits of a sub sample of the registered mothers to find out the validity of these records as well as to study the association of factors such as maternal literacy, socio economic status of the family and accessibility of the sub centre with the utilization of MCH and Family Welfare. The association of the age of mother and order of pregnancy with the utilization of antenatal, intranatal and postnatal services among the pregnant females registered at sub centre level was studied.The extent of coverage of immunization among infants born and registered during time of study was analysed through entry in immunization registers.
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Maternal Health Care Services: How Much Utilized By Slum Dwellers? utilization of family health services in
Bangladesh has one of the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the world, i.e. 3/1000 live births. The situation is worse due to inadequate access to modern health care services & poor utilization. One of the public health challenges is, therefore, to identify vulnerable groups and to provide them with needed health care services. Considering this matter, this study examined the socio-economic, demographic & cultural determinants of utilization of maternal health care services in slum areas of Dhaka city. The primary data was collected from 540 women aged 15-49. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the information from slum dwellers. The overall MHCS was utilized by 86.3% of women; however, utilization of different sorts of MHCS was very low, i.e., the mean utilization was found to be 2.25 out of 5 MHCS. Indicator wise, ANC, receiving TT, institutional delivery, delivery assistance by health professional & PNC were received by respectively 61.3%, 80.4%, 12.6%, 33.2% and 55.4% of women. Thus, this study might be a significant consideration in formulating the policy and future plan for reducing maternal mortality & morbidity in disadvantaged women of slum areas.
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Impact of Janani Suraksha Yojana on Maternal Health Care in India utilization of family health services in
Present study examines the level and differential in utilization of maternal health care (MCH) services by various socio-economic and demographic factors with respect to “Janani Suraksha Yojana” scheme. There is a general consciences that the use of MHC services reduces maternal and child mortality and improve the reproductive health of women. The considerable variation in maternal and child health in the developing world is believed to partly in the availability of and access to health services. This study describes the determinants of MHC services utilization and also characteristic of women who received antenatal care, delivery care and post natal care by various socio-economic characteristic. Result indicates that determinants of MHC services are not same across states and for different MHC indicators. Place of residence, women and her spouse’s education, economic status has significantly affecting utilization of full ANC delivery care & post delivery care. Scheme has a strong and positive impact on coverage of antenatal care, natal care and postnatal care in different socio-economic demographic characteristics of women.
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