Contributing and hindrance factor to seek health care services in COVID-19 Pandemic.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5960-5979
Abstract: Introduction: In an effort to alleviate the outbreak of COVID-19, many countries have imposed drastic Lockdown, movement control or shelter in place orders on their residents.
Aim: The attitudes and factors of people hold towards visiting health care services play an integral role in determining a society’s readiness to accept behavioral change measures from health authorities.
Material and method: A cross-sectional online survey of 220 Indian residents was conducted between 3rd April 2020 and 15th may 2020.1
Result: Findings showed that 79.09% is not visited to health facilities for COVID-19 and 20.91% sought medical help. Out of that majority 39.39% want to visit government hospital, 34.85% are visited private hospital, 15.15% are community health center, 6.06% are primary health center, and 3.03% are in rural Hospital and 1.52% private clinic. Contributing factor distribution shows that 98.18% are aware about COVID-19 disease condition majority 22.71% from Health Professionals. 74.09%, person acknowledges availability of health facility and 80% persons acknowledge advice and guidance from Government, friends, relatives made them to seek medical help for COVID-19. Hindrance factors shows 66.82% peoples hesitate to contact health facility for COVID-19 among them 41.26% due to Fear of isolation or quarantine and other factors like How to tell, Whom to tell, Fear of relationships with family and neighbors and. 49.55% people not visiting health care facilities due to fear of covid-19 positive diagnosis. 46.39% peoples are having fear of Quarantine foe so many days so not approaching to health care facilities. Conclusion: There are some other factors not to seek medical help are Responsibility of family, Fear of isolation by society, Somebody may discuss about them & Others health issues will open, Fear of breaking of relationship, Social stigma, Specialty doctors are available only in big cities, Lack of society support.
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