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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH   SPRING 2007 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 29 To 37.
 
Paper: 

HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION BY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT

 
 
Author(s):  ASGHARI SH., MALEK AFZALI H.*, HOLAKOUEI NAEINI KOUROSH, MAJDZADEH R., SOLEYMANI F., AMIR SALARI S.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Background and Aim: One of the biggest problems faced by parents of handicapped children is the child's health care. This study investigates patterns of heath care utilization and the related factors in children with mental impairment.

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 110 children (³14 year old) with developmental disabilities in Tehran. Parents were selected by systematic random sampling for face-to-face interView. Statistical analysis was based on negative binomial regression.

Results: Over 99% of the surveyed children received ambulatory care and 15% had been hospitalized over the preceding year; 0.9% had never used health services. These children had utilized health services 207±18 times in a year. Among these services 38±3 were not subsidized by the State. Factors affecting service utilization were parent information (p<0.033) and referral to the proper service delivery points (p<0.029).
Conclusion: Appropriate interventions are required to address the above-mentioned factors and improve service utilization.

 
Keyword(s): CHILDREN, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION, NEGATIVE BINOMIAL REGRESSIO
 
 
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APA: Copy

ASGHARI, S., & MALEK AFZALI, H., & HOLAKOUEI NAEINI, K., & MAJDZADEH, R., & SOLEYMANI, F., & AMIR SALARI, S. (2007). HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION BY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT. JOURNAL OF SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH, 5(1), 29-37. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101400



Vancouver: Copy

ASGHARI SH., MALEK AFZALI H., HOLAKOUEI NAEINI KOUROSH, MAJDZADEH R., SOLEYMANI F., AMIR SALARI S.. HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION BY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT. JOURNAL OF SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH. 2007 [cited 2021May11];5(1):29-37. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101400



IEEE: Copy

ASGHARI, S., MALEK AFZALI, H., HOLAKOUEI NAEINI, K., MAJDZADEH, R., SOLEYMANI, F., AMIR SALARI, S., 2007. HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION BY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT. JOURNAL OF SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH, [online] 5(1), pp.29-37. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101400.



 
 
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