Influencing factors of health seeking intention among patients with type 2 diabetes in Chongqing Chronic Disease Management System

Journal Article

© 2017, Editorial Department of Fudan University Journal of Medical Sciences. All right reserved. Objective: To investigate the health seeking intention and its influencing factors among patients with type 2 diabetes in Chongqing Chronic Disease Management System. Methods: Multi-stage cluster random sampling was used to investigate basic information, diabetes-related treatment situation including first heal seeking and reasons for choosing medical institutions in the last year. Relative risk ratios (RRR) and its influencing factors were analyzed with the method of multi-nominal Logistic regression, as community as a reference. Results: Over the past year, 38.02% of type 2 diabetes patients preferred to hospitals above the county level, 36.78% preferred to pharmacy or clinics, and 25.21% preferred to community health service centers. Univariate analysis showed that different education levels, family income levels, health insurance and therapies were significantly different from health seeking intention. Multi-nominal Logistic regression results indicated that higher educational level (RRR=2.39, 95% CI: 1.20-4.78), higher income level (RRR=3.37, 95%CI: 1.44-7.88), applying to specific diseases medical insurance (RRR=3.32, 95%CI: 1.72-6.42), the use of insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents (RRR=5.02, 95%CI: 1.15-22.00) of respondents were more inclined to the hospitals above the county level, rather than community health services. Conclusions: Health seeking intention of type 2 diabetes patients preferred to hospital above the county level in Chongqing. Type 2 diabetes was an important disease of non-infectious chronic diseases, while the patients preferred go to utilize hospitals rather than community services.

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Cited Authors

  • He, M; Zhang, CH; Tang, XJ; Wei, J; Sun, ZX; Long, Q; Tang, SL

Published Date

  • March 25, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 162 - 167

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1672-8467

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3969/j.issn.1672-8467.2017.02.006

Citation Source

  • Scopus