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Problems with accessibility to health services by persons with disabilities in São Paulo, Brazil

Problems with accessibility to health services by persons with disabilities in São Paulo, Brazil
Problems with accessibility to health services by persons with disabilities in São Paulo, Brazil
Purpose: To describe the occurrence of self-reported problems of accessibility to health services used by persons with disabilities in terms of social and health services variables.

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional household survey designed to assess problems with accessibility to health services faced by persons with disabilities. We interviewed 333 persons in São Paulo city, in 2007. Variables related to the presence of accessibility problems, disabilities, gender, age, family head income, ethnicity, use of health services and others were analysed using frequencies, percentages, ?(2)-test, ANOVA and Poisson regression models.

Results: 15.92% of the interviewed persons reported problems with accessibility to health services. Persons having multiple (prevalence ratios; PR?=?2.91) or mobility disability (PR?=?6.46) had more problems with accessibility than persons with hearing disability. Persons younger than 78 years old had more problems with accessibility; those who needed help to go to the health service (PR?=?3.01) also.

onclusions: Persons with multiple or mobility disability, younger than 78 years, and those who needed help of others to go to the health service were more likely to have problems with accessibility to health services. This information could be one of the first steps to the management and/or planning of appropriate health services for persons with disabilities.
icf, health service, brazil
0963-8288
1693-1698
Castro, Shamyr S.
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Cieza, Alarcos
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Cesar, Chester L.
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Castro, Shamyr S.
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Cieza, Alarcos
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Cesar, Chester L.
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Castro, Shamyr S., Cieza, Alarcos and Cesar, Chester L. (2011) Problems with accessibility to health services by persons with disabilities in São Paulo, Brazil. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 (17-18), 1693-1698. (doi:10.3109/09638288.2010.541542). (PMID:21171840)

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the occurrence of self-reported problems of accessibility to health services used by persons with disabilities in terms of social and health services variables.

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional household survey designed to assess problems with accessibility to health services faced by persons with disabilities. We interviewed 333 persons in São Paulo city, in 2007. Variables related to the presence of accessibility problems, disabilities, gender, age, family head income, ethnicity, use of health services and others were analysed using frequencies, percentages, ?(2)-test, ANOVA and Poisson regression models.

Results: 15.92% of the interviewed persons reported problems with accessibility to health services. Persons having multiple (prevalence ratios; PR?=?2.91) or mobility disability (PR?=?6.46) had more problems with accessibility than persons with hearing disability. Persons younger than 78 years old had more problems with accessibility; those who needed help to go to the health service (PR?=?3.01) also.

onclusions: Persons with multiple or mobility disability, younger than 78 years, and those who needed help of others to go to the health service were more likely to have problems with accessibility to health services. This information could be one of the first steps to the management and/or planning of appropriate health services for persons with disabilities.

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Published date: 2011
Keywords: icf, health service, brazil
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 341002
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341002
ISSN: 0963-8288
PURE UUID: 60f11999-f511-4b8c-89a5-7054b4c9ece1

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Date deposited: 10 Jul 2012 11:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:39

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