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Convergency Study of Factors Associated with Treatment-Seeking Behavior in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

하부요로증상을 가진 성인 남자의 치료추구행위 영향요인에 대한 융합연구

  • Choi, Won-Hee (Department of Nursing Science, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Seo, Yeong-Mi (Department of Nursing, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology)
  • 최원희 (경성대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 서영미 (경남과학기술대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess treatment-seeking behavior and to identify the factors that affect treatment-seeking behavior of men having lower urinary tract symptoms. One hundred thirty-two men working at public institutions or visiting the public institutions were included for this study. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire survey done from October to November, 2016. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. The treatment-seeking behavior was found only in 55.6% (n=79) with lower urinary tract symptoms. The factors that affect treatment-seeking behavior in men with lower urinary tract symptoms significantly were economic status, subjective health status, autonomy, and competence. Results of this study provided fundamental data for developing the program to promote treatment-seeking behavior in men with lower urinary tract symptoms.

Keywords

Lower urinary tract symptoms;Treatment-seeking behavior;Autonomy;Competence;Subjective health status

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology

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