Adolescent girls'and boys'preferences for provider gender and confidentiality in their health care.
To assess the influence of demographic variables and health risk status on adolescents'preferences and actual receipt of services regarding provider gender, sharing a physician with parents, and private examinations.
Data from students participating in the Commonwealth Fund 1997 Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls were analyzed.
The weighted sample included 6748 students from grades 5-12.
The influence of demographic variables and health risk status on preferences regarding physician gender, sharing a physician with parents, and parental presence during examinations and on actual physician gender, sharing a physician with parents, and receipt of confidential care was assessed for the 5067 students who indicated that they had a health check-up or physical examination within the past 2 years.
Associations were examined using SAS to determine preliminary estimates of significance and correlation coefficients, and SUDAAN to generate proportions and Cochran Mantel-Haenszel Chi-squared values.
A multiple logistic regression procedure in SUDAAN was used to assess interaction among demographic variables.
Gender, race/ethnicity, grade level, and risk status were associated with preferences regarding provider gender and sharing a physician with parents. 50% of girls preferred a female provider ; 48% had no preference. 23% of boys preferred a male provider ; 65% had no preference. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Santé, Adolescent, Homme, Etude comparative, Mâle, Femelle, Préférence, Sexe, Personnel sanitaire, Relation soignant soigné, Confidentialité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Health, Adolescent, Human, Comparative study, Male, Female, Preference, Sex, Health staff, Health staff patient relation, Confidentiality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0430001
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 22/03/2000.