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Factors influencing healthcare seeking in patients with dengue: Systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Tropical Medicine & International Health, October 2021
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Title
Factors influencing healthcare seeking in patients with dengue: Systematic review
Published in
Tropical Medicine & International Health, October 2021
DOI 10.1111/tmi.13695
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Authors

Tze Chang Ng, Chin Hai Teo, Jia Yong Toh, Adam G. Dunn, Chirk Jenn Ng, Tan Fong Ang, Adina Abdullah, Ayeshah Syed, Hooi Min Lim, Kathleen Yin, Chee Sun Liew

Abstract

Delays in seeking health care for dengue are associated with poor health outcomes. Despite this, the factors influencing such delays remain unclear, rendering interventions to improve health care-seeking for dengue ineffective. This systematic review aimed to synthesise the factors influencing health care-seeking of patients with dengue and form a comprehensive framework. This review included both qualitative and quantitative studies. Studies were obtained by searching five databases, contacting field experts, and performing backward reference searches. The best-fit meta-synthesis approach was used during data synthesis, where extracted data were fitted into the social-ecological model. Sub-analyses were conducted to identify the commonly reported factors and their level of statistical significance. Twenty studies were selected for meta-synthesis. Eighteen factors influencing health care-seeking in dengue were identified and categorised under four domains: individual (11 factors), interpersonal (1 factor), organisational (4 factors), and community (2 factors). The most reported factors were knowledge of dengue, access to health care, quality of health service and resource availability. Overall, more barriers to dengue health seeking than facilitators were found. History of dengue infection and having knowledge of dengue were found to be ambiguous as they both facilitated and hindered dengue health care-seeking. Contrary to common belief, women were less likely to seek help for dengue than men. The factors affecting dengue health care-seeking behaviour are diverse, can be ambiguous and are found across multiple social-ecological levels. Understanding these complexities is essential for the development of effective interventions to improve dengue health care-seeking behaviour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 16%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 9 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 8%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 9 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2021.
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#6,244,569
of 22,400,534 outputs
Outputs from Tropical Medicine & International Health
#817
of 2,816 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#143,054
of 427,359 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Tropical Medicine & International Health
#13
of 42 outputs
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