THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS AMONG OLDER PERSONS IN AN INDONESIAN URBAN SETTING

Setiawan, Eko and Pudjibudojo, Jatie K. and Tondok, Marselius Sampe (2017) THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS AMONG OLDER PERSONS IN AN INDONESIAN URBAN SETTING. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. ISSN 0974-2441 Online ISSN 2455-3891

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Abstract

The unmet health care needs among older petl>ons populatoon should be identified and anticipated due to hideous potential impacts. Ironically, no published study regarding this phenomenon was found in Indonesia Derived from the Indonesian population and civil data, this study was conducted in order to identify the healthcare needs of urban older people living on Java Island, the most populated island in Indonesia. A qualitative study was conducted on 3 sub-districts in Surabaya. the capital city of East Java, namely: Rungkut, Kenjeran, and Tenggilis. There were 9 focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted during March-August 2015. Participants in this study were recruited purposively. i.e perlion in charge of ·Karang Werda: and the discussion explored thematically various topics in t.he area of unmet health needs phenomena related to: 1) availability. 2) accessibility, and 3) acceptability. A focus group discussion guide was developed in order to ensure in-depth discussion There were 90 older persons serving as volunteers who participated in this study. The unmet health care needs addressed by participants in this study were: 1) Integrated and specialized health care services for older persons, and 2) skillful yet age-friendly health care persoMel were needed by participants. Our findings pointed out that the unmet health care needs in Indonesian urban settings were classified as primarily avai lability, accessibility, and acceptability issues. The government needs to take actions in order to solve the challenges related to the fulfilment of health care needs among older persons in Indonesia. Further study of the health care perlionnel's beliefs and attitudes In providing care among older persons needs to be conducted in order to provode a more holistic picture of the phenomena before making any strategy for future Indonesia's health care system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 06:29
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 02:32
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/33022

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