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Journal:   JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2015 , Volume 7 , Number 2; Page(s) 229 To 240.
 
Paper: 

THE UTILIZATION OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ITS INFLUENCES AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN KERMAN-2014

 
DOI: 

10.29252/jnkums.7.2.229

 
Author(s):  BORHANINEJAD V.R., NAGHIBZADEHTAHAMI A., NABAVI H., RASHEDI V., YAZDI FEYZABADI V.*
 
* RESEARCH CENTER FOR MODELING IN HEALTH, INSTITUTE FOR FUTURES STUDIES IN HEALTH, KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objectives: Increased rate of aging population is associated with a high health care demand and utilization in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to describe the health services utilization among elderly in Kerman.
Material & Methods: This was a cross-sectional study in which 600 elderly people were selected using a randon clustered sampling method in Kerman. Data collection was performed using a structured questionnaire. To analyze the data, we used SPSS software ver 17.0 with descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis.
Results: In outpatient services, the most sources were private clinics (46.6%), and the most disease was musculoskeletal disorders (37.3%). In patient services, the main sources were public hospitals (55.7%) and the main reason of complaints was cardiovascular disorders (31.5%). Average length of stay in hospital was 3.9 days.
The factors related to outpatient health service utilization by the elderly were age (p=0.012), gender (p=0.002), marital status (p=0.025), insurance status (p=0.035), education (p=0.021), screening (p<0.001) and self
?reported health status (p<0.001), and to inpatient services utilization were age (p=0.041), gender (p?0.001), insurance status (p=0.003), self?reported health status (p<0.001).
Conclusion: health problems in elderly such as musculoskeletal and cardiovascular have increased demand for health services. As it was showed that utilization of health services in elderly people is a multi-factorial event, thus, proper planning and policy for this increasingly demand is essential.

 
Keyword(s): HEALTH SERVICES UTILIZATION, DEMAND, AGED
 
 
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APA: Copy

BORHANINEJAD, V., & NAGHIBZADEHTAHAMI, A., & NABAVI, H., & RASHEDI, V., & YAZDI FEYZABADI, V. (2015). THE UTILIZATION OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ITS INFLUENCES AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN KERMAN-2014. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 7(2), 229-240. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509540



Vancouver: Copy

BORHANINEJAD V.R., NAGHIBZADEHTAHAMI A., NABAVI H., RASHEDI V., YAZDI FEYZABADI V.. THE UTILIZATION OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ITS INFLUENCES AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN KERMAN-2014. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2015 [cited 2021July31];7(2):229-240. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509540



IEEE: Copy

BORHANINEJAD, V., NAGHIBZADEHTAHAMI, A., NABAVI, H., RASHEDI, V., YAZDI FEYZABADI, V., 2015. THE UTILIZATION OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ITS INFLUENCES AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN KERMAN-2014. JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, [online] 7(2), pp.229-240. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509540.



 
 
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