How do people in low-resource settings define health and what do they want from their healthcare?_Interviewtranscripts
This data set consists of transcribed in depth interviews and focus groups conducted in villages and slums in and around Bangalore to address the research question: 'How do people in low-resource settings define health and what do they want from their healthcare?'. Data was analysed using thematic analysis, and the results are as follows. Participants defined health in three ways: (1)Absence of health problems (2)Ability to work (3) Result of a good lifestyle. Five major factors were considered essential requirements for healthcare institutions (1) Good Doctor (2) To get well quickly (3) Affordable costs (4) Cleanliness (5)Emergency services and diagnostic facilities (6) I don’t go to the hospital. The study also identified prevalent stigma in villages against seeking healthcare. The results are consistent with previous studies. Participants said that a good rapport with the doctor is of greatest importance. People’s expectations should be met in order to provide healthcare that satisfies the definition of ‘quality’ for both healthcare providers and seekers. The results can be used to direct further research and design tailor made interventions specific to the people in these areas.
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