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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153706
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Who Uses Free Medical/Dental Care Health Fairs?
Abstract:
Who Uses Free Medical/Dental Care Health Fairs?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Schaller-Ayers, Jennifer
P.I. Institution Name:East Tennessee State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Kathleen Huttlinger, James Ayers
Objectives: to discover who attends free medical/dental health fairs. Providing care to people without health insurance is a challenge that is growing especially for those between 18 and 64 years.<P> Population: 547 people in VA and 243 in TN completed the survey conduced at Remote Access Medical (RAM)events. RAM is an organization that partners with communities to provide care at no cost. A RAM expedition in Southwest Virginia at an airport hanger provided care to 2,600 people in 3 days. People receive services such as dental care (over 3,000 teeth were pulled), vision care with corrective glasses provided, medical care, mental health, and women’s health including mammograms and pelvic exams. Additionally a second RAM was held in Johnson County TN providing only dental and vision care.<P> Design and Variables: descriptive survey, The study was based on previous community needs assessment in SW Virginia. Demographic and satisfaction with services, and options for health care were explored. Suggestions for improvement of the services was also sought in open ended questions<P> Findings: Among the most interesting findings was that repeat users accounted for approximately 25% participants, flyers and friends were the most common means for learning of the event, on a scale from 1-5 (5 the highest), mean satisfaction scores ranged from 4.7 to 5. Some people left home at midnight to drive 250 miles to get to the clinic site before 6AM when the gate opened. <P> Conclusions: People without easy access to health care will drive miles to receive quality health care. Without access they will forgo health care as long as possible. Comments from people although positive, stressed the need for available care.<P> Implications: Findings will be incorporated to improve services at the 2003 event, information will be used to lobby legislators at all levels <!--Abstract 13621 modified by 151.141.26.146 on 11-5-2002--></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWho Uses Free Medical/Dental Care Health Fairs?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153706-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Who Uses Free Medical/Dental Care Health Fairs?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schaller-Ayers, Jennifer</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Tennessee State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">schaller@etsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen Huttlinger, James Ayers</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: to discover who attends free medical/dental health fairs. Providing care to people without health insurance is a challenge that is growing especially for those between 18 and 64 years.&lt;P&gt; Population: 547 people in VA and 243 in TN completed the survey conduced at Remote Access Medical (RAM)events. RAM is an organization that partners with communities to provide care at no cost. A RAM expedition in Southwest Virginia at an airport hanger provided care to 2,600 people in 3 days. People receive services such as dental care (over 3,000 teeth were pulled), vision care with corrective glasses provided, medical care, mental health, and women&rsquo;s health including mammograms and pelvic exams. Additionally a second RAM was held in Johnson County TN providing only dental and vision care.&lt;P&gt; Design and Variables: descriptive survey, The study was based on previous community needs assessment in SW Virginia. Demographic and satisfaction with services, and options for health care were explored. Suggestions for improvement of the services was also sought in open ended questions&lt;P&gt; Findings: Among the most interesting findings was that repeat users accounted for approximately 25% participants, flyers and friends were the most common means for learning of the event, on a scale from 1-5 (5 the highest), mean satisfaction scores ranged from 4.7 to 5. Some people left home at midnight to drive 250 miles to get to the clinic site before 6AM when the gate opened. &lt;P&gt; Conclusions: People without easy access to health care will drive miles to receive quality health care. Without access they will forgo health care as long as possible. Comments from people although positive, stressed the need for available care.&lt;P&gt; Implications: Findings will be incorporated to improve services at the 2003 event, information will be used to lobby legislators at all levels &lt;!--Abstract 13621 modified by 151.141.26.146 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:27:30Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:27:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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