Factors associated with access to health service among elders in Nhong nam yai sub-district, Phak hai district,Phra nakhon si ayutthaya province
This study was a cross sectional survey research. It aimed to determine the situation and factors associated with access to health service among elders in Phakhai district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. One-hundred and seventy-five elders were selected by multiple sampling techniques. Data were collect by interview during the period of 15th August to 23rd October, 2016. Descriptive and Chi–square test were used for data analysis.
The results showed 75.4% of elders had high level of access to health service, secondly elders had moderate level of access to health service (24.0%), and following by low level of access to health service (0.6%). Factors associated with access to health service with statistic significant (p-value<0.05) were age, education level, congenital disease, duration of travel to health services, health utilized services and attitude toward access to health services. The finding from this study can be used a guide for health service planning, these could make the elderly can be access to health services thoroughly