Measuring gynecological morbidity

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dc.contributor.author Deeb, Mary
dc.contributor.author Ghorayeb, Francoise
dc.contributor.author Kabakian-Khasholian, Tamar
dc.contributor.author Yeretzian, Joumana
dc.contributor.author Aswad, Naji
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-23T14:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-23T14:34:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-23
dc.identifier.issn 0739-9332 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4845
dc.description.abstract The lack of consensus over the most appropriate source to use in assessing reproductive morbidity could, in part, explain the inadequacy of available information on the subject. To outline this situation, gynecological morbidity data collected from two different sources in Beirut, Lebanon, namely, population-based health interviews (779 ever-married women aged between 15 and 49) and private gynecologists’ clinics (867 women with similar characteristics), are described. Although neither source is likely to represent the true prevalence of gynecological conditions, both agree sufficiently to shed light on the importance of some conditions such as menstrual disturbances (15% in both samples), infections/inflammations (17% in the households sample), and infertility-related concerns (12% in the clinics sample). Interestingly, despite the demographic differences, the most common conditions that the women complained about and the most common diagnoses that the gynecologists offered were similar for both samples. Therefore, given that the logistics in the gynecologists’ clinic survey were easier, we recommend the use of health service data in settings where a representative sample of providers can be identified and service use is high. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Measuring gynecological morbidity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle evaluating two different data sources from Beirut en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900035 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Health Care for Women International en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 254-265 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399330390183561 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Deeb, M., Ghorayeb, F., Kabakian-Khasholian, T., Yeretzian, J., & Aswad, N. (2003). Measuring gynecological morbidity: evaluating two different data sources from Beirut. Health care for women international, 24(3), 254-265. en_US
dc.author.email mary.deeb@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/07399330390183561?needAccess=true en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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