Accession Number : ADA331426

Title :   U.S. Navy Women's Satisfaction With Obstetric and Gynecologic Medical Care.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Burr, R. G. ; Merrill, L. L. ; Emens-Hesslink, K.

PDF Url : ADA331426

Report Date : 28 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : There are more than 55,000 women on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Previous research has shown that women utilize health care services at higher rates than men, and that obstetric and gynecologic (OB/GYN) health care are among the most frequent reasons for such visits. The present study assessed U.S. Navy women's perceptions of the quality of OB/GYN medical care provided by the Navy. Health care satisfaction surveys were mailed to 42 randomly selected shore units and were returned by 560 enlisted women. U.S. Navy women who participated in this study were satisfied with both OB and GYN medical care. More than 80% reported that the Navy's OB/GYN health care program met most or almost all of their needs. Female personnel who were older, who had more years of military service, who were of higher rank, and who were married reported the highest levels of satisfaction with OB/GYN medical care. The higher levels of OB/GYN medical care satisfaction these Navy women reported may be due to greater organizational commitment among more experienced personnel.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *WOMEN, MORALE, ACTIVE DUTY, GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE