Tuberculosis Awareness and Public Opinion On Expanding Health Insurance Coverage

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308033
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tuberculosis Awareness and Public Opinion On Expanding Health Insurance Coverage
Author(s):
Saadeh, Belal Adel
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Belal Adel Saadeh, PhD, RN, belal.saadeh@umit.maine.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study examined the effect of TB awareness and demographic variables on the level of support for expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, including undocumented immigrants. A modified 13-item tool developed by Morisky et al. (as cited in Nyamathi, Sands, Pattatucci-Arago´n, Berg, & Leake, 2004) was used to measure TB awareness; a single item created by the researcher assessed personal opinion regarding expansion of health insurance coverage; and a demographic questionnaire was used to collect data from 281 registered voters in San Diego County.

       The majority of San Diego County voters participating in the study supported at least some expansion of health insurance coverage. ANOVA tests indicated that personal opinion was not associated with awareness of tuberculosis, but was significantly associated with political party affiliation and education level in the initial analysis (p = .000. and .035, respectively). TB awareness was significantly associated with ethnicity (p = .003) and the education level of the participants (p = .004). When the opinion variable was dichotomized and trichotomized, other demographic variables were significantly related.

       Study findings suggest that efforts to promote public opinion in favor of expanded health insurance coverage need to be differentially targeted to different audiences. Further studies, addressing the underrepresentation of certain groups that occurred in this study, might result in different findings in different parts of the country, especially nonborder areas.

Keywords:
PUBLIC OPINION; HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE; HEALTH POLICY
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTuberculosis Awareness and Public Opinion On Expanding Health Insurance Coverageen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaadeh, Belal Adelen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsBelal Adel Saadeh, PhD, RN, belal.saadeh@umit.maine.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308033-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>This quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study examined the effect of TB awareness and demographic variables on the level of support for expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, including undocumented immigrants. A modified 13-item tool developed by Morisky et al. (as cited in Nyamathi, Sands, Pattatucci-Arago´n, Berg, & Leake, 2004) was used to measure TB awareness; a single item created by the researcher assessed personal opinion regarding expansion of health insurance coverage; and a demographic questionnaire was used to collect data from 281 registered voters in San Diego County. <p>       The majority of San Diego County voters participating in the study supported at least some expansion of health insurance coverage. ANOVA tests indicated that personal opinion was not associated with awareness of tuberculosis, but was significantly associated with political party affiliation and education level in the initial analysis (p = .000. and .035, respectively). TB awareness was significantly associated with ethnicity (p = .003) and the education level of the participants (p = .004). When the opinion variable was dichotomized and trichotomized, other demographic variables were significantly related. <p>       Study findings suggest that efforts to promote public opinion in favor of expanded health insurance coverage need to be differentially targeted to different audiences. Further studies, addressing the underrepresentation of certain groups that occurred in this study, might result in different findings in different parts of the country, especially nonborder areas.en_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC OPINIONen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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