Perception of rural adults regarding the quality of health care services

Rose Ann Dominic, Y. N. Shashidhara, Malathi, G. Nayak

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Abstract

The knowledge of health seeking behaviour is pivotal for prevention, treatment, management of disease and promotion of health. Proper understanding of those health seeking behaviors could reduce delay to diagnosis, improve treatment compliance and improve health promotion strategies in a variety of contexts. To identify the perception among rural adults regarding quality of health care services in private and public health facilities and to find the association between perception regarding the quality of health care services and selected demographic variables. A descriptive survey was done among 260 rural adults using self-administered rating scale. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square and Pearson correlation were used. Out of 260 samples, 61% were had neutral perception about the quality of health services in government health facilities while 70% sample were had positive perception towards private health facilities. There is a significant association between perception regarding the quality of health care services and demographic variables. Majority of the sample prefer to go to private health facilities during the period of illness. The sample had better perception regarding the quality of health care services in private health facilities than government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1406
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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