Application of health management programme among elderly adults living in rural areas of Beijing

Hongyan Yang, Xingming Li, Yuan Ma, Yifan Li, Zoe Zou, Xiangyu Kuang

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Abstract

Objective To learn current status of health management services in the elderly individuals living in rural areas of Beijing,so as to provide evidence for healthcare improvement.Methods The elderly residents aged 60 or above from several rural districts of Beijing were selected by using multistage random sampling method in January 2013.The health management programme those participants obtained and their satisfactory scale were evaluated.Results A total of 719 of 1 023 (71.3%) individuals had health check-up over the past years.Only 4 subjects (0.4%) obtained mental health management,and 35 (4.9%) finished follow-up studies for chronic diseases.The percent of the elderly who received physical examination,profiles of medical record,health education,medical consultation,health evaluation,cancer screening or vaccination showed statistically significant difference of regional distribution (x2 values were 15.7,39.4,30.5,25.2,24.1,18.4 and 19.3,respectively; all P<0.05).Sites for health check-up,profiles of medical record and health education were also found to have statistically significant regional distribution difference (all P<0.05).In ordinal logistic regression analysis,age,occupation,health insurance,self health assessment and health medical affected satisfaction of the respondents with health management.Conclusions Our investigation shows a gap between current health management programme and national standard requirement for equal public health services,and the elderly's satisfaction with health management needs to be improved.
Translated title of the contributionApplication of health management programme among elderly adults living in rural areas of Beijing
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Health Management
Volume2014;8(1):31-35
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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