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Need of expansion of special adolescent clinic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19079398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A cross sectional study has been done over a period of one year to find out the total number of young people, adolescents and youth attending at general gynaecological OPD and special adolescent clinic and to analyse them in terms of their sex, ethnicity, address, marital status, education, occupation and their health problems in a teaching hospital at Kathmandu. Of the total 2480 patients 31.29% were young people, 18.34% of them were adolescents and 30.52% of them were youth. Male attendance was insignificant. Majority (91%) of the young people were Brahmins, Newars and Chhetriyas. Most (91%) of them were from Kathmandu valley, 73% were already married and 60% had experienced pregnancy. Approximately 12% of these people were illiterate, 24.85% of them had not completed the primary level education. Only 19%of them had completed the SLC examination Lack of education, trend of early marriage has been reflected on to their occupation. 64% of them are engaged in routine household work as housewives. Few (4.3%) of these young people were not doing anything at all. Majority (59%) of them presented with pregnancy related problems and rest of them came for problems like Pelvic infection, urinary tract infection, sub fertility, breast problems and others. This study conclude that good number of young people from different parts of the country attend special adolescent clinic with different needs. Therefore adolescent friendly services in the hospital need to be strengthened to provide special care for them.
Authors:
C Karki; N S Shrestha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0028-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-04-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045233     Medline TA:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Nepal. chanda_karki@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Health Services / utilization*
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
Female
Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data*
Hospitals, Special / utilization*
Humans
Male
Nepal
Outpatients / statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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