[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
Last site contents
:: Editorial Board
:: About Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
:: Volume 24, Issue 2 (7-2022) ::
2022, 24(2): 92-100 Back to browse issues page
Comparing Health Service Reception in Individuals with and Without Non-communicable Diseases Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Shahrekord Cohort Study
F Taji , H Raeisi shahraki , A Ahmadi
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, I.R. Iran , aliahmadi2007@gmail.com
Abstract:   (680 Views)
Introduction: The utilization of health services is an opportunity for using health services by the needy. Since COVID-19 can have significant effects on all life dimensions, including the utilization patterns, especially in patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), this study aimed to determine and compare the extent of utilizing health services by individuals with and without NCDs in the Shahrekord cohort study before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 760 patients of the age group of 35-70 years in the Shahrekord cohort study, which addressed the urban areas of Shahrekord and the rural regions of Ardel city during two separate periods. For all patients, the questionnaire on benefiting from health services was completed. The data was collected using the telephone interview method and then analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The mean and standard deviation of the age was 44.95±8.65 years in the patients without NCDs  and 53.38±8.60 years in those with NCDs(p<0.001). The rates of medical service reception in those without common NCDs before and during the corona epidemic were 3.2% and 15.3%, respectively. In those with common NCDs, the rates were 7.1% and 27.1%, respectively (p<0.001). During the coronavirus epidemic, the average duration of receiving service, duration of service, paid fee, and the frequency of receiving service were longer in the participants with chronic NCDs (P<0.001).Conclusion: The reception of medical services and outpatient services in the two groups of patients with and without NCDs during the coronavirus pandemic increased compared to the pre-pandemic period. This point should be considered as a lesson learned from the epidemic by the health system policymakers and planners to lay the grounds for providing care services, especially for chronic patients during epidemics.
Keywords: Health care utilization, Health services, Non-communicable diseases, COVID-19 pandemic
Full-Text [PDF 928 kb]   (391 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2022/09/11 | Accepted: 2022/12/17 | Published: 2022/07/1
Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Taji F, Raeisi shahraki H, Ahmadi A. Comparing Health Service Reception in Individuals with and Without Non-communicable Diseases Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Shahrekord Cohort Study. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2022; 24 (2) :92-100
URL: http://ijem.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-3014-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 24, Issue 2 (7-2022) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.06 seconds with 38 queries by YEKTAWEB 4652