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  1. Women's health care : For whom and why ?

    Article - En anglais

    Differences are investigated between female practice populations of female general practitioners providing women's health care and of women and men general practitioners providing regular health care.

    Women's health care in the Netherlands is provided in the general practice « Aletta » and is based on the following principles :

    • (I) consideration of the patient's gender identity and gender roles ;

    • (2) consideration of the patient's personal and social situation ;

    • (3) treating the patient respectfully ;

    • (4) encouraging the patient to cope with health problems and stimulating self-responsibility ;

    • and (5) avoidance of medicalization.

    Data were derived from an extensive health interview with 253 women Aletta patients (15 years or older) about socio-demographic characteristics, gender role, attitudes, somatic and mental health status, and medical consumption.

    The Aletta patients were also asked about their motives in choosing women's health care.

    Reference groups were comprised of 391 and 628 women patients of women and men general practitioners, respectively, providing regular health care.

    Logistic regression analyses were performed to explain differences between the three groups. « The Aletta patient » can be characterized as a young, urban, single, highly educated, working, and childless woman, who deliberately chooses women's health care. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Sexe, Soin, Femme, Homme, Malade, Préférence, Attitude, Pays Bas, Europe, Facteur sociodémographique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Health staff, Sex, Care, Woman, Human, Patient, Preference, Attitude, Netherlands, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0307461

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 15/07/1997.