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Study of access to health services of the elderly in Tambon Ban Khetmuang district health promotion hospital, Tambon Lat Yai, Samut Songkhram province

Veena Chantarasompoch, Tipvarin Benjanirat, Songchat Tosayanond and Chattraporn Prapasirisin
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Veena Chantarasompoch: Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Tipvarin Benjanirat: Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Songchat Tosayanond: Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Chattraporn Prapasirisin: Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Journal of Advances in Health and Medical Sciences, 2017, vol. 3, issue 3, 117-125

Abstract: This research aims to study on the accessibility of elderly to health services in district health promotion hospital, specifically in Lad Yai district, Samut Songkhram for the development of healthcare’s procedure. The data gathering method is interviewing, which is from 72 samples that accessed in local health services in Lad Yai district, Samut Songkhram. Analytical method includes percentages, mean and standard deviation, which found that 73.6% are female, 29.2% are between 75-79 years old, 48.6% are mar- ried, 63.9% are graduated at primary degree, and 66.7% are unemployed, and 65.0% have a lower salary than 5,000 baht. In addition, 18.1%, 16.7%, and 9.7% have only hypertension, hypertension & diabetes, and hypertension & heart disease respectively. Furthermore, this research found that the opinions against the accessibility to overall healthcare in high levels (X ¯ = 2.89, S. D = 0.10), service location was appropriate lighting and personnel in highest levels (X ¯ = 3.00, S. D = 0.00), personnel found that understand the mean scores were at the highest level (X = 3.00, S.D = 0.00) whish was resulted from the staff said verbally polite, the staff expressions annoyed when asked, the staff was attentive and enthusiastic about the service, the staff willing to assist you, staff advised the relatives of elderly health care and description of the staff was easy to understand. Finally, the tools and equipment were given in highest levels (X ¯ = 2.99, S.D = 0.12) which was resulted from the tools and equipment were up-to-date. while proper procedures also offer in highest levels (X ¯ = 3.00, S.D = 0.00).

Keywords: Accessibility of health services; Elderly; District health promotion hospital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.20474/jahms-3.3.3

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