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What makes youth clinics more accessible?: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis in northern Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Swedish youth clinics have an unique opportunity to

provide youth friendly healthcare services (YFHS), however, no

previous studies have been conducted assessing how accessible they

are for youths and what issues are important to ensure it. Accessibility

is a key component of youth-friendliness, and by ensuring YFHS the

likelihood for youth to access the available services they need

increases.

Aim: The aim of this thesis is to identify the best combination of

conditions for making youth clinics more accessible for youths. Both

access to services related to sexual & reproductive health (SRH) and

services related to psychosocial health will be explored.

Methods: A mixed-methods will be used. Outcomes from a survey

answered by youths who have visited youth clinics in northern

Sweden will be assessed. Conditions for accessibility will also be

identified by a literature review. Qualitative Comparative Analysis will

then be used to identify the link between youth clinics’ conditions and

their outcomes.

Results: The truth table analysis (TTA) showed that the best

combination of conditions for ensuring accessibility to sexual &

reproductive health services is Location, Drop-in, Appointments and

Outreach activities (Raw coverage 0.29, consistency 0.73). For

ensuring accessibility to psychosocial health services; Drop-in,

Appointments and Outreach activities was identified as the best

combination of conditions (Raw coverage 0.13, consistency 0.92).

Conclusion: The combination of conditions that is important for

ensuring accessibility to psychosocial health services is slightly

different compared to the best combination of conditions for ensuring

accessibility to sexual & reproductive health services. YCs do not have

to be separated from other healthcare facilities for ensuring

accessibility to psychosocial health services, thus, accessibility to

sexual & reproductive health services increases if the YC is separated

from other healthcare facilities. However, the combination of the

conditions; Drop-in, Appointments and Outreach activities is

identified as a key combination for ensuring accessibility to both

psychosocial, - and sexual & reproductive health services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 38
Series
Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341X ; 2017:10
Keywords [en]
Youth, Accessibility, Youth Clinics, Psychosocial Health
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141098DiVA, id: diva2:1152482
External cooperation
Youth clinics in Northern Sweden
Educational program
Master's Programme in Public Health
Presentation
2017-05-22, Dentistry building, 9th floor room A, Norrlands University Hospital, Umeå, 10:00 (English)
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Youth friendliness of youth clinics in northern SwedenAvailable from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-10-25 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved

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