health-seeking behaviors

health-seeking behaviors

Alterations in personal health habits or the environment in order to move toward a higher level of health. Stable health status is defined as age-appropriate illness prevention measures achieved, client reports good or excellent health, and signs and symptoms of disease, if present, are controlled.
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The menstrual health-seeking behaviors questionnaire is a well-established, psychometrically adequate, and highly reliable questionnaire that can be applied in future interventions on female adolescents to assess menstrual and puberty health-seeking behaviors among them.
The authors sought to assess the degree to which parental diagnosis of depression or other long-term conditions, parental health-seeking behaviors, and household factors were associated with a health care utilization among children and young people (0 to 15 years).
We also examine the types of people who influence young women's health-seeking behaviors or interventions that they utilized to affect behavior change.
Because few instruments are available to fully assess the multidimensional concept of health-seeking behavior in males, assessment can be indirectly measured with instruments that assess gender, psychological, social, and health-seeking behaviors, and long-term outcomes for chronic disease.
Working with partners, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Population Services International (PSI), the project is helping to broaden the capacity of the Ministry of Health by working with its community health teams and community organizations to implement and manage community services, increase availability of community-based health and social welfare services, improve health-seeking behaviors and practices among communities.
Remembering the historical factors influencing health-seeking behaviors is important to understanding the African-American culture.
Health-seeking behaviour has been explored in many international and its significant correlates included the physical, demographic, socio-economic and cultural factors and the organization of health care system.9-14 However, very few studies in this regard have been conducted in Pakistan.15-18 Despite adequate resources, the health care delivery and utilization of the public health care services in Pakistan is way behind many other countries, and there is urgent need for studies exploring the factors influencing health-seeking behaviors in the community.
Another indicator of health status is a person's health-seeking behavior. Health-seeking behaviors as defined in Kozier (2004) are the actions people take to understand their health state, maintain an optimal state of health, prevent illness and injury, reach their maximum physical and mental potential, as well as health practices during illness.
It is important to determine gender differences in health-seeking behaviors among youth with self-reported STI symptoms.
However, the author argues that available data are insufficient to determine if these differences are driven by sex-specific characteristics (e.g., differences in susceptibility related to differences in uptake, metabolism, or biological responses to environmental contaminants), gender-related factors (that influence exposures, health-seeking behaviors, etc.), or joint and/or reciprocal effects of sex and gender.
Literacy levels have a direct impact on health-seeking behaviors, with the risk of contracting malaria increasing significantly amongst the illiterate population.
These health-seeking behaviors vary widely from culture to culture, and these essays reflect that diversity in their studies of health-seeking behaviors among Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Africans located in Namibia, Nigerian-Americans, Arab-Americans, native Hawaiians, resettled refugees of Southeast Asian ethnicities, people in the health care system of India, practitioners of Big and Little Moon peyotism, Asians in Singapore, and the aforesaid affluent who seek healing and health on the Internet.

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