Impact of Quality of Primary Health Care Centers Upon Adolescents’ Health Status With Chronic Diseases in Kirkuk City

Authors

  • Burhan A. Hama Hussein1 , Mohammed F. Khalifa2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10585

Keywords:

Adolescents’, health status ,chronic diseases, primary health care.

Abstract

Background: The primary health care centers initiatives are designed to improve patient care and health

outcomes. A process failed to address the impact on health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and costly of

chronic diseases expected to adolescents. This study aimed to determine the role of quality of primary health

care centers (PHCCs) on adolescents’ health status with chronic diseases in kirkuk city.

Methodology: A descriptive (quantitative design ) was conducted through (18) PHCCs in Kirkuk city.

Two questionnaires were designed for the purpose of the study. A simple random sample of (180) health

professional (manager) were selected through the use of probability sampling approach. The sample of study

was divided into two groups which include organization structure (PHC )centers (18) and (162) adolesents

with chronic diseases. .Data analysis is performed through the use of descriptive statistical data analysis

approach.

Results: the overall evaluation for the quality of PHCCs is adequate on (59% ; N=11), and fair on (41% ;

N=7) respectively. The quality of PHCCs is adequate relative to all of its dimensions of general health status,

tangibles, accreditation, responsiveness, assurance and empathy. The experienced good level for the general,

physical, mental, relationships and emotional dimensions of health status with chronic diseases Inadequate

on Adequate on (44.%: n=71 ) ,Fair on (34.% :n= 55 ) ,and Inadequate (23. % :n=36 ) , level of evaluation .

except that of the quality of life dimension of health status Adequate on Fair on (37.%: n = 60 ), Inadequate

(n 30 %: =49 ),and Adequate (33.% n=53 ) does not impose any effect on adolescents’ general health status.

Conclusion: The study findings depict that the quality of PHCCs is adequate relative to all of its dimensions

of general health status, tangibles, accreditation, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy. Adolescents’

health status is good regardless of their age groups as being early, middle and late age adolescents except

that of the quality of life dimension of health status which has a fair level of evaluation. The study confirms

that the Impact of quality of PHCCs does not execute an impact on adolescents’ health status.

Author Biography

Burhan A. Hama Hussein1 , Mohammed F. Khalifa2

1 Academic Nurse, Kirkuk Health Directorate, Kirkuk, Iraq, 2Professor, Community Health Nursing

Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Burhan A. Hama Hussein1 , Mohammed F. Khalifa2. (2020). Impact of Quality of Primary Health Care Centers Upon Adolescents’ Health Status With Chronic Diseases in Kirkuk City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1374-1379. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10585