Investigation of the Factors Influencing Utilization of Health Services by Women in Turkey

Aydogdu N. G., Bahar Z.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.4, pp.1409-1417, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1409-1417
  • Keywords: Utilization of health services, socio-economic status, perceived health, nursing, PERCEIVED HEALTH, SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS, CARE SERVICES, INEQUALITIES, PRIVATE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We aimed to determine factors influencing utilization of health services by women in Turkey. Subject group of this descriptive study was 11.058 registered women of the Esentepe Regional Primary Healthcare Center. The sampling method recommended by the World Health Organization for field surveys was used. Survey questionnaires evaluating individuals' socio-demographic characteristics, perceived health status, and utilization of health services were conducted.