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Impact of the Health Services Utilization and Improvement Model (HUIM) on Self Efficacy and Satisfaction among a Head Start Population

Author: DAVID B. TATAW and SHAHRZAD BAZARGAN-HEJAZI
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 33 No. 2

The aim of this paper is to evaluate and report the impact of the Health Services Utilization Improvement Model (HUIM) on utilization and satisfaction with care, as well as knowledge regarding prevention, detection, and treatment of asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, and child injury among low income health services consumers. HUIM outcomes data shows that the coupling of parental education and ecological factors (service linkage and provider orientation) impacts the health services utilization experience of low income consumers evidenced by improved self-efficacy ( knowledge and voice), and satisfaction with care from a childís regular provider. Participation in HUIM activities also improved the low income consumerís knowledge of disease identification, self-care and prevention.

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