Assessment of Oral Health Care Delivery System in Greater Noida Using Five A’s Model

Keywords: Oral Health Care Delivery, Accessibility, Affordability, Availability, Acceptability

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Access to dental health services refers not only to utilization but also to the extent by which the utilization is judged as per the professional norms using five independent dimensions of accessibility, availability, accommodation, affordability and acceptability.
AIM: The aim of the study is to assess the dental services utilization among population of Greater Noida using Five A’s model.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study was conducted in Dental College in Greater Noida. This cross-sectional study was carried out on the 200 subjects using convenient sampling on the patients visiting dental OPD.A self-administered structured questionnaire in English and Hindi language was used. Data was entered in the Microsoft excel sheet and analysed using SPSS (version 20.0).
RESULTS: Mean level of access to dental services in the study population was 60.3.Corresponding figures for affordability, availability, accessibility, accommodation and acceptability were 55.2 ± 12.1,57.1± 12.8,60.75 ± 14.7,61.75 ± 8.7,58.65± 11.4 respectively.
CONCLUSION: According to the results of our study , the level of access to dental care services is not very good with family income, location and level of education being the determinants of this access.

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Author Biographies

Insha Nissar

PG Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, UP, India

Bhuvandeep Gupta

Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, UP, India

Priyanka Kotia

PG Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, UP, India

Kirti Raina

PG Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, UP, India

Akansha Monga

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India

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Published
2019-12-24
How to Cite
Insha Nissar, Bhuvandeep Gupta, Priyanka Kotia, Kirti Raina, & Akansha Monga. (2019). Assessment of Oral Health Care Delivery System in Greater Noida Using Five A’s Model. International Healthcare Research Journal, 3(9), 309-313. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/0309.12308