Public confidence in formal medicine: current context

- Vus, Viktor, Omelchenko, Liudmila, Boiko, Oksana, Papathanasiou, Ioanna V, Fradelos, Evangelos, Zharin, Vladislav and Zharina, Kateryna (2021) Public confidence in formal medicine: current context Wiadomości Lekarskie, 11 (1) (74). pp. 2711-2716.

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Abstract

The aim: To explore the current context and the main factors of public confidence in formal medicine. Materials and methods: The article is based on the outcomes of a cross-sectional survey designed to reflect varied dimensions of individual/population’ perception of healthcare services, namely: socio-demographic information, reflection on individuals’ own health, confidence in healthcare services. A total of 2478 self-referred respondents took part in the survey. Results: The study outcomes evidenced that the vast majority of respondents trusted in formal medicine. High level of public confidence in formal medicine is correlated with the lack of confidence in alternative methods. Amongst the factors influencing formation of public confidence in formal medicine are “satisfaction of basic needs and physical condition of the body”, as well as “healthy behavior”. It was identified that the most significant influence on the level of public confidence in medicine is made by the individual’s satisfaction with the level and quality of physical exertions, satisfaction with the individual’s physical condition, and satisfaction with the quality of food. Conclusions: The survey outcomes provide the background for outlining specific ways to enhance public confidence in formal medicine, contribute to optimization of funding provided to public health care projects and programs

Item Type: Article
Keywords: healthcare systems, public policies, public confidence, community health, healthy behavior
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 308 Sociography. Descriptive studies of society (both qualitative and quantitative)
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 6 Applied Sciences. Medicine. Technology > 61 Medical sciences
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Department of Psychology of Small Groups and Intergroup Relations
Depositing User: науковий с Віктор Ілларіонович Вус
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 13:23
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 13:23
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/729466

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