Analysis of Unmet Medical Needs according to Mental Health

정신건강유형에 따른 미충족 의료 현황 분석

  • 최령 (동신대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 황병덕 (부산가톨릭대학교 병원경영학과)
  • Received : 2016.01.14
  • Accepted : 2016.03.04
  • Published : 2016.03.31


Objectives : This study investigated the prevalence of unmet health care needs among Korean adults and related factors. Methods : The study participants were adults over the age of 20 mental health experience from the Korea Health Panel in 2012(n=4,730). Statistical analysis methods used in this study were the ${\chi}^2$-test, Logistic Regression Analysis and other basic statistics such frequency-and percentage using SPSS version 22.0. Results : (1)Significant variables of stress: Factors were age, economic activity, subjective health status, and activity limitation. (2)Significant variables of depression: Factors were age, income class(low) and activity limitation. (3)Significant variables of suicidal impulse: Factors were age, chronic diseases, income class, and activity limitation. Conclusions : Stress, depression, and suicidal impulse can be unmet medical factors; therefore improvement measures and mental health counseling programs in response to suicide impulses, should be developed. Thus there is a need for a health sciences approach.


Supported by : 동신대학교


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