She grew up in a city that was known to survive the most strongest typhoon ever landed in the world’s history, that is, Typhoon Haian, which happened way back in November 8, 2013. She was already a resident of the Family and Community Medicine Department at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center which was the only last hospital standing in the whole of Eastern Visayas,
She is simply, soft-spoken but talks with sense. She loves to cure the sick and help the most in need. She doesn’t hesitate to help others in times of choice less situations.
A daughter, a mother and a good friend. She is one medical worker who often smiles at her patients even if work is stretched beyond office hours.
Factors Affecting Health-Seeking Behaviour Among Elderlies seen at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center Out-patient Department
The study identified the factors affecting health-seeking behaviour among 561 elderly persons age sixty and above at EVRMC-OPD Family Medicine Department.
First, the socio-demographic profile (to include sex, marital status, education level, occupation, religion and household size) was explored.
Second, two main factors were considered: utilization of health services (medical insurance, co-morbid and other services, and the presence of disability); and accessibility to health services (location of residences, health insurance availability within the locality, and source of care).
The elderlies were interviewed to obtain socio-demographic data and the two main factors affecting health-seeking behaviour.