The study is a survey of how the services of the Chung-shan District's Health Station are known to the residents in the Chung-shan District and the people who actually make use of those services. In the study, two types of samples were examined. The first was consisted of 300 households selected through both random sampling and systematic sampling. 91.3% of the total, that is, 274 households were interviewed in 1994, from May 2 to May 24. The second was composed of 401 visitors to the health station, who were selected through convenient sampling and interviewed in 1994, from August 10 to August 31. The results of the survey indicated that 74.8% of the district samples knew the location of the health station and the 39.0% had no idea at all about the various services provided by the health station. On average, subjects in the first group knew 3.2 of the 17 types of services provided by the health station. The visitors to the health station, on the other hand, knew 8.3 of the 17 types of services. To both groups, the following items were the services they were most familiar with: vaccination, general physical check-up, and guidance in family planning. The main access to the information included the notices from the health station, propagandist sheets and pamphlets. In conclusion, this study can be used as helpful reference in improving the services of health stations.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
|Published - 1997