A Cross-sectional Study of Factors associated with Health Seeking Behaviors of Nomadic Tribes 20 to 60 Aged People in the Area of Medchal Telangana State
Keywords:Behaviors, Health seeking, Nomadic tribes, Nomadic, Tribes
Background: Health seeking behavior (HSB) is outlined as “any activity undertaken by people WHO known themselves, to have a health problem or to be sick for the aim of finding an acceptable remedy.” The tribes WHO aren’t recognized by the Govt. and don’t have Govt. identity such as Aadhaar and citizen id and other people those who are migrating from one place to totally different place are known as unsettled tribes or nomadic tribes. Objectives: (1) To assess the HSB of nomadic tribes of Medchal Telangana. (2) To find out the factors Associated to HSB within the nomadic tribes. Methodology: The study has been meted out among nomadic tribe people of Medchal district. Pre-tested structured questionnaires are going to assess the HSB of nomadic tribes and to see the factors associated to HSB of the nomadic tribes. Results: During this study total 100 respondents out of 100 are interviewed, during this study men are 58% (n = 58) and ladies are 42% (n = 42). From those 100 respondents, 15 respondents are plagued by chronic illness and from 4 respondents aren’t taking any treatment and remaining 11 respondents are seeking allopathic treatment. There is less association between chronic illness of HSB of nomadic tribes and associated factors, because the P > 0.05 and high association between acute illness of HSB and associated factors, because the P < 0.05. Conclusion: Nomadic tribe people are conscious of chronic health illness but not acute illness, so HSB of chronic illness is more than acute illness.
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