UNDERSTANDING HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALS IN PAKISTAN

Citation data:

JOURNAL OF AYUB MEDICAL COLLEGE, ABBOTTABAD, Vol: 28, Issue: 3, Page: 545-549

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_med_gastroenterol/115
Author(s):
Bana,, Shazia; Yakoob, javed; Jivany, Nourin; Faisal, Asima; Jawed, Humeira; Awan, Safia
Tags:
Healthcare professionals; health seeking behaviour; self-medication; over the; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology
article description
Background: Health seeking behaviour refers to the behaviour of people towards seeking their own health through provided health services. The medical professionals are at a higher risk of avoiding health seeking behaviour because they believe they are aware of the diseases and their symptoms as well as the pharmaceutical management of the disease. The aim of this study was to understand the healthcare seeking behaviour of nurses and doctors as well as the factors affecting it in hospitals of a major city in a developing country. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed and a self-report questionnaire was distributed to healthcare workers at four tertiary care hospitals from July, 2012 to December, 2014. A total of 1015 participants responded. There were 234 (23%) doctors, 664 (65%) nurses, 60 (6%) ....BOTH GROUPS.