Factors Influencing Elderly’s Health Services Access in Pathum Thani Province
Keywords:Predictive factors, Health Services Access, Elderly
This study aimed to identify the predictive factors for health services access of elderly. A total of 158 elderly in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province were recruited into this cross-sectional survey research. Demographic data, recognitionof health insurance benefits, perception of health service system, public health service used and health services accessof elderly were interviewed and recorded. The studied variables were analyzed with computer program using pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression analysis method. Samples had health services access at a high level (Mean=3.89, S.D.=0.53). Recognition of health insurance benefits, perception of health service system, and public health service use were positively and significantly associated with health services access. Recognition of health insurance benefits was considered as significant for self-care behavior (R2 = 27.60, p-value < 0.01).
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