Access barriers to Campus Health Services among University of Venda students

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dc.contributor.advisor Kyei, K. A.
dc.contributor.advisor Mabunda, J. T.
dc.contributor.author Olumide, Oladimeji Sanyaolu
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-11T09:51:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-11T09:51:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/697
dc.description MPH
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract South African youth, like many young people the world over, experience obstacles related to accessing age-specific health care services. School-based health centres, therefore, represent a mode of delivery of youth-friendly services tailored to meeting the healthcare needs of young people, such as university students. The aim of the study was to investigate the barriers faced by University of Venda (UNIVEN) students in accessing the institution’s health services.The objectives of the study were to assess the level of awareness of the respondents regarding the UNIVEN campus health services and to determine the availability and acceptability barriers experienced by students in accessing the campus health services.The study is quantitative using a self-administered questionnaire, informed by literature review, to collect data from the respondents. The study population consisted of all the students who were resident on campus. The sample size were five hundred and thirty four (534) respondents drawn from all the residences on the university campus and comprising of students from all the schools and levels. Questionnaires were administered face-to-face to respondents in the respondents’ rooms. The validity and reliability of the study were ensured. Ethical considerations, such as informed consent, right to privacy, and no-harm to participants, were observed and addressed in this study. Data was entered and analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences 23. For continuous variables such as age, descriptive variable was calculated. For categorical variables, frequencies and percentages are presented.The results indicated that the average age of the study population was 21.85 years with almost all of the respondents (95%) being aware of the existence of a health clinic on the Univen campus. However, only 63% had gone for consultation at the clinic. Awareness of the clinic’s services appears to be poor, with HIV Counselling & Testing being the most known service, while minor illnesses’ management was the most utilised service (48%). Barriers experienced by the respondents were related to waiting times and opening hours of the clinic, with only 33% and 39% respectively, describing them as ideal.The study provides evidence that although university health services may be provided at no cost students still experience barriers in accessing them. Effective measures are needed to increase students’ awareness of the clinic’s services and to shorten waiting times and improve clinic opening hours. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiiii, 88 leaves : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Access en_US
dc.subject Barrier en_US
dc.subject Student en_US
dc.subject Campus health services en_US
dc.subject.ddc 378.19710968257
dc.subject.lcsh University and colleges -- Health promotion services
dc.subject.lcsh Health facilities -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care institutions -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh University of Venda -- Students
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Access barriers to Campus Health Services among University of Venda students en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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