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School students’ perception on risky behavior and their utilization of health care services

Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil and Tutasting@Rawi, Noor Faizah and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Abdul Hamid, Siti Hazariah (2020) School students’ perception on risky behavior and their utilization of health care services. Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia. ISSN 1410-4490 E-ISSN 2354-9203 (In Press)

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The Malaysia Ministry of Health reported adolescents’ low utilization of healthcare services, although they need this service as a consequence of their involvement in risky behavior. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine adolescents’ perception on risk taking behavior and their utilization of health care services. A modified self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 250 secondary school students aged 13 and 14 years in one of the selected schools in Malacca, Malaysia. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20. Fastfood consumption, loitering after school, physical fighting, smoking, and non-use of helmets were the most reported risky behaviors among adolescents in Malaysia. More than half of the adolescents who knew about health care services had a positive perception on their utilization of such services. Thus, the promotion of adolescents’ health services helps increase their use of these services and consequently achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5711/80670
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent health care services; risky behavior; schools
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 08:55
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 08:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80670

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