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Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
A Study Regarding Extent of Utilization of Services in Adolescent Friendly Health Services Clinics among Adolescents of Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Rakshita Ojha | Dr. Rajan Pathak | Dr. Navin Kumar  | Dr. Animesh Gupta | Dr. Hari Shanker Joshi | Dr. Arun Singh 
Abstract: Introduction: Adolescents aged between 10-19 years constitute 18% of the world population, i. e., about 1.2 billion. About 88% of them live in developing world. India has the largest (243 million) number of adolescents comprising one-fourth of the country?s population. Adolescent health and nutrition status has an intergenerational effect; hence it is one of the important stages of the life cycle in terms of health interventions. Aim & Objectives: Aim: To assess the extent of utilization of services in adolescent friendly health services (AFHS) clinics among adolescents in Bareilly district, Uttar Pradesh. Objective: To assess the extent of utilization of services among adolescents in adolescent friendly health services clinics. Material & Method: A cross sectional study was conducted in Bareilly district using multi stage sampling technique. Pre tested & pre validated schedule was used for data collection that has been compiled & analysed using Epi-Info software v7.2 Results: A total of 426 adolescents aged 10-19 years were interviewed in Bareilly district regarding the extent of utilization of services in AFHS clinics running in the district. Out of total, majority (56.1%) were outreach of Youth Information Center. Among those who were aware of services for majority (91.27%) source of information was ASHA. Majority (56.1%) were outreach of Youth Information Center. Among those who were aware of services for all source of information was ANM. Majority (56.1%) were outreach of Youth Information Center. Among those who were aware of services for majority (80.32%) source of information was Doctor. Majority (56.1%) were outreach of Youth Information Center. Among those who were aware of services for all source of information was Relatives. Conclusion: Emphasis must be laid to create awareness & utilization of services among adolescents & their wards regarding AFHS.
Keywords: Awareness, Utilization, Youth Information Center, Adolescent, AFHS, Clinics
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 61 - 64
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