Background: Gynaecological morbidity has been defined as structural and functional disorders of the genital tract which are not directly related to pregnancy, delivery and puerperium. Reasons that prevent a woman to take treatment for her gynaecological symptoms may be vary according to individual. This study was aimed to determine the perceived barriers for utilization of health care system among married women with gynaecological morbidity of reproductive age group in Udupi Taluk, Karnataka. Material and methods: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted. Sample of 330 married women in the reproductive age group of 18 to 45 years were selected by purposive sampling technique and data was collected using baseline proforma and tool on barriers of utilization of health care system. Results: Results indicated that married women with gynaecological morbidity faces some barriers for utilization of health care system. Majority 73(92.4%) women believed that gynaecological symptoms are normal for women. The next major barrier identified was shyness 23(29.1%). Conclusion: Community health nurses should take up necessary actions to solve the barriers as solved barriers will motivate married women to initiate their treatment from health care system and will promote effective utilization of the health services in order to achieve optimal health.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health