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Health-seeking behavior of people in indonesia: A narrative review

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Show simple item record Widayanti, Anna Wahyuni Green, James A. Heydon, Susan Norris, Pauline 2020-03-23T09:13:34Z 2020-03-23T09:13:34Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This review aims to locate existing studies on health-seeking behavior of people in Indonesia, identify gaps, and highlight important findings. Articles were retrieved from Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete (via Ebsco), and ProQuest with a number of key words and various combinations. Articles from Indonesian journals were also searched for with Google Scholar. A total of 56 articles from peer-reviewed journal databases and 19 articles from Indonesian journals were reviewed. Quantitative designs were applied more frequently than qualitative, and mixed methods designs were used in some studies. The majority gathered retrospective information about people’s behaviors. Communicable diseases and maternity care were the most frequently studied conditions, in contrast to noncommunicable diseases. In terms of geographical distribution, most research was conducted on Java island, with very few in outside Java. Important findings are a model of Indonesian care seeking pathways, an understanding of determinants of people’s care choices, and the role of sociocultural beliefs. The findings from this narrative review provide insight to what and how Indonesians make decisions to manage their illness and why. This makes an important contribution to understanding the problem of underutilization of medical services despite the government’s extensive efforts to improve accessibility. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health;10(1),pp 6–15
dc.subject Indonesia en_US
dc.subject traditional medicine en_US
dc.subject health-seeking behavior en_US
dc.title Health-seeking behavior of people in indonesia: A narrative review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.2991/jegh.k.200102.001
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3004420

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