A Study to Assess the Health Seeking Behavior and General Health Problems among Female Patients Visiting A Rural Health Center in Ambikapur, Surguja District in Chhattisgarh, India

Authors

  • Manish A. Prasad1 , Deepti Chandrakar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13833

Keywords:

Health care seeking behavior, Health care facility, Out Of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE), Transport, general health problems

Abstract

Background: Quality of services, convenience of approach, lack of personal attention and long waiting
time have been found to be significant barriers for seeking health care in public sector, which requires to
be addressed. Objective: The present study was conducted with the objective to assess the health seeking
behavior and general health problems among female patients visiting a health center in Ambikapur. Materials
and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 101 patients visiting a rural health center in
Ambikapur. Result: The present study clearly reveals there is a preference for government health facility
among female patients in the rural area of Ambikapur. Conclusion: This government health facility was
nearest as compared to other nearby government health facilities, it was affordable and a preferable choice
for the rural patients due to trust on the doctors and staff.

Author Biography

Manish A. Prasad1 , Deepti Chandrakar2

1Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Ambikapur,
Chhattisgarh, India, 2
Master of Public Health, State Consultant NPPCD, Indravati Bhavan, Naya Raipur,
Chhattisgarh, India,

Published

2021-01-07

How to Cite

Manish A. Prasad1 , Deepti Chandrakar2. (2021). A Study to Assess the Health Seeking Behavior and General Health Problems among Female Patients Visiting A Rural Health Center in Ambikapur, Surguja District in Chhattisgarh, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(1), 80-87. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13833