Barrier of Oral Health Services for Rural People of Lalitpur District, Nepal
- Country : India
- Subject : Rural Development
Oral health problems are increasingly recognized as significant causes of negative effects on daily performance and quality of life at both the individual and community level. So it should be treated in time with quality care. There are various factors associated with the oral health services as a barrier for access and treatment. The aim of this study is to identify the barrier of oral health services for rural people of Lalitpur district of Nepal. The study was conducted among the 369 rural people. The data was collected from the structured questionnaire survey and purposively respondents were selected for the study. The study found that high cost of health treatment was one major barrier of oral health treatment. Majority (66.1%) people reported that oral health treatment was too costly compare to their daily income. Besides that, far distance of oral health clinic from the home was also reported as a barrier of oral health service. So, Government should provide the health service in low cost for the poor people.