If you are attending this conference, please join us for our poster session titled: “Understanding Rural Unattached Patients’ Prevention Activities: A User-Centered Strategy”
Preventive care is necessary to reduce morbidity and mortality in an aging population, yet completion rates are low. For rural-living patients without a usual primary care provider (unattached patients), gaps in preventive care are even greater. We conducted an online cross-sectional survey of unattached adult patients from rural communities in BC. Five groups of patients were identified on a continuum from highly empowered and mostly up-to-date (predominately female) to unconcerned, not up-to-date (predominantly male). Of our groups, three were representative of >55years, and two were <55 years. The older groups tended to have higher prevention self-efficacy and were more up-to-date on prevention activities. The two groups with the lowest prevention activity completion were unattached the longest.
Please join us at our poster session Friday October 21st starting at 11:15!