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Availability, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of youth friendly health service at Mbagathi and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals at Nairobi County – Kenya

, , and . Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (2017)

Abstract

About 1.8 billion people in the world are aged 10 to 24 years; they have unique needs and face a threatening reality considering the high vulnerability to a myriad of health issues that must be addressed. Government led efforts are underway in a number of low and middle income countries including Kenya to make health services adolescent/ youth friendly. This study assessed the; availability of youth friendly services and the knowledge, attitude and practices of these services in Nairobi County with a view to support planning for these services Methods: This was a concurrent parallel mixed methods design that employed both quantitative and qualitative study methods. Results: Youth friendly health services were available only in the Comprehensive Care Clinic, majority (62.3%) of the youth were aged 20 – 24 years, 15 – 19 years (29.9 %) and 10 – 14 years (7.8%). Most (88.5%) youths said that the service provider was respectful. At the outpatient clinic youths were coming for the first visit (51.2%) while at the comprehensive care clinic and the maternal child health, they were coming for a repeat visit. Conclusion: Youth friendly services are present at the comprehensive care clinic. The maternal child health clinic and the outpatient clinics lack these services for the youths.

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Availability, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of youth friendly health service at Mbagathi and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals at Nairobi County – Kenya | Kitui | Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

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