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به پورتال جامع کنگره ها - سمینارها و همایشهای دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تبریز خوش آمدید
   October 23, 2017
   
   
     
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Title Elderly population awareness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and it’s affecting demographic factors
Authors Akbar Azizi Zeinalhajlou Mohannad Hasan Sahebihagh Asghar Mohammadpoorasl Hassan Soleimanpour Roozbeh Rajaie Ghafouri
Abstract Background and objective: By increasing the elderly population, the need for health care services such as emergency medical services (EMS) is considerably increasing. One of the preconditions for the use of health services is awareness of these services and their terms of use. This study is conducted to examine the awareness of the elderly in Tabriz about EMS and the terms of service. Method: In this cross-sectional survey, 1067 people aging 60 or more were selected from the residents in Tabriz by multi-step sampling. The research data were collected using demographic information questionnaire and a researcher-made tool for elderly awareness of EMS and their terms of services. Data analysis was conducted using logistic regression. Findings: Average age of the population was 70.19 years old and more than 54% of the samples were illiterate. Also, 47% of the elderly were not familiar with the EMS system. Awareness of EMS in males (63.4%) was higher than females (44.2%) and also it was higher among those born in cities (61.2%) than those born in rural areas (46.1%). Holding primary, secondary, and higher education compared with illiteracy respectively increased the chance of awareness of EMS by more than 2, 4, and 12 times. Conclusion: Due to high rate of illiteracy and low public awareness, the elderly do not have appropriate knowledge about the facilities, conditions, and terms of using emergency medical services and may not be able to demand some of their essential services; therefore, the notification and awareness increase about the present services to the elderly population seem to be necessary.
Keywords Awareness, elderly, reference model, EMS, Tabriz
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 

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