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dc.contributor.authorKaseliene, Snieguole
dc.contributor.authorMesceriakova-Veliuliene, Olga
dc.contributor.authorVladickiene, Jurgita
dc.contributor.authorKalediene, Ramune
dc.contributor.authorSeseikaite, Neringa
dc.contributor.authorStankunas, Mindaugas
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-11T23:48:11Z
dc.date.available2021-10-11T23:48:11Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2391-5463
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/med-2017-0024
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408837
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to assess the attitudes of Lithuanian public health professionals towards health inequality monitoring in municipalities. The survey was conducted in public health bureaus (PHBs) and administrations of municipalities in March 2015. All employees of PHBs, all municipal doctors and all employees of health departments were invited to participate in the study (N=318; response rate, 47.2%). The study participants had positive attitudes towards the importance of health inequality monitoring at the municipal level, meanwhile systematic health inequality monitoring was assessed moderately. The majority of the interviewed professionals working at PHBs and municipalities (91.4% and 88.2%, respectively) declared that health indicators were monitored and analysed in their institutions. The respondents acknowledged the importance of routine monitoring of health indicators for assessment of inequalities, but these indicators were not monitored systematically in every municipality and PHB. Public health professionals identified the following measures for better health inequality monitoring: to strengthen intersectoral collaboration, formulate specific objectives of health programmes, promote actions in reducing health inequalities. Public health professionals working at the municipal level outlined the importance of monitoring and reducing health inequalities. However, health inequality monitoring at the municipal level was considered as insufficient.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherDE GRUYTER OPEN LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom163
dc.relation.ispartofpageto170
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOpen Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.subject.keywordsHealth inequalities
dc.titleMonitoring health inequalities at the municipal level: Lithuanian experience
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKaseliene, S; Mesceriakova-Veliuliene, O; Vladickiene, J; Kalediene, R; Seseikaite, N; Stankunas, M, Monitoring health inequalities at the municipal level: Lithuanian experience, Open Medicine, 2017, 12 (1), pp. 163-170
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-13
dc.date.updated2021-10-11T23:46:57Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorStankunas, Mindaugas


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