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Health perceptions and priorities among young men in Surat City: Workshop findings

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Health perceptions and priorities among young men in Surat City: workshop findings

Kamdar ZN
, Kosambiya JK, Parmar S, Yadav Shiv Kumar, Gohil A, Buch R, Moitra M, Kantharia SL, Dave SS


1. Department of Community Medicine
Govt. Medical College, Surat.
2. University College London, UK.

Young men aged 15 to 24 years account for 10% of India’s population.
They represent a positive force in society, now and for the future. They face dangers more complex than previous generations have faced, and often with less support.

**Adolescent Friendly Health Services —An Agenda for Change WHO/FCH/CAH/02.14© World Health Organization October 2002
Within these six workshops, participants were divided by age (16 to 19 and 20 to 24 years)

Trained Resident Doctors

explained the motto of workshop
obtained written consent from the participants
moderated the workshop

Group A
Group B
However there is a lack of understanding about their healthcare needs and how to address these.
To explore young men’s perceptions and health priorities.
To understand their access to health-related information and care.

Objectives
3 Urban Health Centers UHCs (maximum no of young men)

Methodology:
Study Design:
A Cross-Sectional, Community based
Study Methods
: Qualitative workshops
Study Duration:
December 2013-January 2014.

Field visits were carried out to know the situational analysis of problems faced by young men of city areas and rural areas.
Major domains and related problems to Young men were identified

Study Setting:
Health Domains
“What is Health?”

Already free listed problems were given in Hindi/Gujarati
Free Listing
Ranked them in order of priority with group consensus

General Health Problems
Effect of Addiction
Barriers for Health Care Access
Mental Health Problems
Sexual Health Problems
Health is all about Absence of disease
Koi bimari nahin hain to swasth hain

Absence of Malnutrition
Absence of Addiction
Accidents
Ananemia
Addictions Alcohol/ Tobacco/Drugs
Physical Appearence
Fever/ Malaria
Accidents
Physical Appearence
Addictions Alcohol/ Tobacco/Drugs
Mental Health Problems
Fever/ Malaria
Cycle, bike se girte rahte hain
Bahot Sare log Nashe ki lat me lag jate he
Har koi accha dikhna chahta hain

Money
Distance from
Health Care Point
Lack of Time
Unawareness regarding
available Health Care
Behavior of the Doctor
Money
Distance from Health Care Point
Lack of Time
Unawareness regarding
available Health Care
Behavior of the Doctor
Paise ke bina to koi Illaz hi nahi karva sakte
Hospital door ho to time nhin milta jaan ke liye

Pata Hi nahi hota ki kaha pe, kaise konsi seva milti he
Stress
Increase/ Decrease in Appetite
Negative thoughts
Uncontrollable thoughts/ emotional disturbances
Increase/ Decrease Sleep
Stress
Anxiety/ emotional disturbance
Competitiveness
Insecurity
Negative thoughts
Bahut hi tension rehta her chiz ka
Bade hi gande or daravne vichhar aate hain
Hamesha chinta se dimag kharab rehta he
Kis tarah ek dusre se aage nikle sochte rahte hain
Ill Health
Money Wastage
effect on work perfomance
Effect on behavior/relations
Mental Disorders
Money Wastage
Ill Health
Effect on behavior/relations
effect on work perfomance
Problems related to law breaking
Nasha karne waale ka mann kaam main nhi lagta
Jo nasha karta hain wo kisi ki nahin sunte

Paiso ki bigaad bahut hoti hain
Itching in Genital area
Genital Ulcer, Genital Sore
Increase /Decrease Libido
Night Fall
Burning micturation
Itching in Genital area
Genital Ulcer, Genital Sore
Increase /Decrease Libido
Premature ejaculation
Burning micturation/
Sexually transmitted infections
Itching in Genital areas
Fear related to pregnancy
Family Planning
Fear of Disclouser of pre-maritual affairs
Menstruation related problems
Fear related to pregnancy
Itching Genital area
Burning micturation/
Sexually transmitted infections
Fear of Disclouser of pre-maritual affairs
Menstruation related problems
Conclusion
The most common health priorities were similar across age groups although the reasons for could differ by age. It is important to improve access to healthcare information.


Accidents is high priority problem for both groups, physical appearance & mental health comes to prominence as one becomes youth.
Competitiveness and feeling of insecurity increases as one grows up.
Males are able to perceive and priorities female health problems
Thank You
Study Participants:
Young men 16-24 years
(20 in number from each UHC)


Inclusion Criteria:
Residing in the urban Slum areas of 3 selected UHC 
Willingness to participate

Census of India 2011.Popluation enumeration Data:p.1
http://www.censusindia.gov.in/

Total 60 participants were enrolled
Group A
Group B
Group A
Group B
Group A
Group B
Group A
Group B
Group A
Group B
Group A
Group B
Perceived
They represent a positive force in society, now and for the future. They face dangers more complex than previous generations have faced, and often with less support.

General Health Problems
Age group 16-19
Age group 20-24
Effects of Addictions
AGE GROUP 16-19
AGE GROUP 20-24
Barriers for Health Care access
Age group 16-19
Age group 19-24
Mental Health problems
Age group 16-19
Age group 19-24
Sexual Health Problems
Age group 16-19
Age group 19-24
Age group 16-19

Age group 19-24
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