Access barriers to eye care utilization among people with physical disability in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This study investigates the impact of access barriers to eye care services among people with physical disability in Hong Kong. 250 participants completed the assisted self-administered questionnaires. There were statistical differences in ranking of access barriers between recent eye service-users and non-users. The impact of access barriers including: consultation fee (p = 0.009), need of accompanying helper (p = 0.049), knowledge about service provider (p = 0.011), transportation (p = 0.041), and access into building (p = 0.007) were significantly higher for non-users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia environmental sciences
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities [H-Cities] -
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …

Keywords

  • Access barriers
  • Eye care utilization
  • Physical disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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