LMRF Owned A Research Paper Published By An International Peer Reviewed Journal
The Research Team of LMRF has successfully completed their First Research, published it on 24th May, 2016 in a renowned international peer reviewed journal called MedCrave Online Journal of Public Health, USA. The paper is entitled as “Socioeconomic Status & Health Seeking Behavior of Rural People: A Cross Sectional Study in Fatikchhari, Chittagong”. The objective of the study was to assess socioeconomic status & health seeking behavior of the selected rural community people.
A cross-sectional study was conducted to collect data from 221 community people residing in 18 Unions of Fatikchhari Upazila. Interviewer assisted survey questionnaire was used. The mean age of participant was 40 ± 11 (SD); around 60 % respondents seek health care from village doctors and nearby local health center. However, one-third number of population (35%) visited formal healthcare providers, such as registered Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dentists and Nurses having government approved professional degrees. The highest number of respondents seeks health care for fever (23%) followed by maternal and child related condition (22%) and pain, paralysis and arthritis related issues (22%). This study identified that number of factors affecting health seeking behavior including socio-demography, knowledge and perception towards healthcare etc. Awareness raising activities, education for health behavior change & pro-people healthcare delivery interventions may be instituted.
Md. Kaoser Bin Siddique, Manager- Research, Evaluation & Development (RED) Department of LMRF was Lead & Corresponding Author of this Research paper, Dr. Shamim Khan, Executive Director of LMRF, Md. Shahidul Haque, Lecturer, Jagannath University, Monaemul Islam, Project Coordinator, SAJIDA Foundation, Mr. Arafat ul Alam, Consultant, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research (IEDCR) & Md. MonoarulHaque, NIPORT, Bangladesh were Co- Authors of this paper.
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