New Developments in Service Delivery. Are GP led Sexual Health Clinics Acceptable and Satisfactory for Patients Attending?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128160
Title:
New Developments in Service Delivery. Are GP led Sexual Health Clinics Acceptable and Satisfactory for Patients Attending?
Authors:
Duffy, S; Darker, C; O'Shea, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128160
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Worldwide, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most common causes of disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate why people attend a community based sexual health clinic and the benefits and satisfaction levels of providing this service to them. Phase I of the study was a cross sectional survey. Phase II was a retrospective review. Phase 1: N = 80 (41 F, 39 M - mean age 24.8 (SD 6.49)), 45 (56.3%) requested a general sexual health screen. Phase 2: N = 273, (139 F, 134 M - mean age 23.7 (SD 5.87)) 47 (15.5%) reported use of condoms, 126 (41.6%) do not use condoms ever, while 73 (24.1%) reported using condoms sometimes. 47 individuals (17%) tested positive for chlamydia. Attendees to the clinic expressed a high level of satisfaction overall with the services provided. The low use of condoms amongst a subgroup of patients with several sexual partners and the high level of chlamydia are causes for concern.
Keywords:
SEXUAL HEALTH; SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Sen
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-15T13:12:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-15T13:12:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128160-
dc.descriptionWorldwide, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most common causes of disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate why people attend a community based sexual health clinic and the benefits and satisfaction levels of providing this service to them. Phase I of the study was a cross sectional survey. Phase II was a retrospective review. Phase 1: N = 80 (41 F, 39 M - mean age 24.8 (SD 6.49)), 45 (56.3%) requested a general sexual health screen. Phase 2: N = 273, (139 F, 134 M - mean age 23.7 (SD 5.87)) 47 (15.5%) reported use of condoms, 126 (41.6%) do not use condoms ever, while 73 (24.1%) reported using condoms sometimes. 47 individuals (17%) tested positive for chlamydia. Attendees to the clinic expressed a high level of satisfaction overall with the services provided. The low use of condoms amongst a subgroup of patients with several sexual partners and the high level of chlamydia are causes for concern.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectSEXUAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectSEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONSen
dc.titleNew Developments in Service Delivery. Are GP led Sexual Health Clinics Acceptable and Satisfactory for Patients Attending?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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