264431 National Baby/Infant Health Examination Services in one area: Uptake and Satisfaction

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ko woon Lee , Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Object: This study was to identify the factors for participation and satisfaction on National Baby/Infant Health Examination Services.

Method: In a cross-sectional design, demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, number of children, attendance the examination, satisfaction, and the reasons for not attending were examined through telephone survey among parents who had their children aged 0~5 old. The sample was taken from one area of Seoul consisted of 600 parents randomly selected by new born children registry from 2005 to 2010 birth cohort.

Results: Children who were aged 6 months or below, the second baby were less likely to attend health examination compare to others. We found that the educational level of parents and household income level did influence an attendance rate. The main associated factors of satisfaction were supportive services such as, health education(OR=1.53, 95%CI=0.83-2.83) and hand-outs (OR=1.87, 95% CI=1.03-3.39). The main reasons of dissatisfaction of health examination were perfunctory items of examination (60%), no details in the examination (30%). The main answers for the reason of not attending were “too busy” and “not confident.”

Conclusion:(a) socioeconomic status of parents, characteristics of parents of target children, as their views had as much effect on attendance as did other factors; (b) frequent health education service and documented information should consider when we plan to enhance national health examination rate in the community; (c) There might be a leading role of community health center, which focused on health education for early stage of pregnant, and tailored program for each socioeconomic groups.

Learning Areas:

Learning Objectives:
identify the factors for participation and satisfaction on National Baby/Infant Health Examination Services.

Keywords: Child Health, Access and Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have researched for National Baby/Infant Health Examination Services in Dongjak-gu, South Korea. I have been belonged a cohort study which focus on low income families. The study did a telephone survey for the participants of the service, in-depth intervier for the physicians and forcus group interview.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.