College Students Access to Preventative Healthcare and Other Health Resources

Title

College Students Access to Preventative Healthcare and Other Health Resources

Authors

Presenter(s)

Trevor Lance Burrola, Henry Martin Gerhardt, Taniayah La'Shae O'Quinn-Sims, Madeline G. Terzola

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 428

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Description

Adequate resources to promote health and well-being during the college experience is important to maintain mental and physical health. However, students may lack the means to utilize services or resources contributing to overall health and well-being while in college. The purpose of this research was to assess what health resources college students actually use and prioritize when accounting for their varying financial statuses. The design of this study was a cross-sectional study with University of Dayton students. The research team utilized Google Forms to distribute our survey to the UD students with the intent of creating a snowball effect to increase participation. The survey was administered to those in sororities, club sports teams, friends, and roommates of all undergraduate grade levels. Commuter students were excluded from the study due to these individuals having a different living situation than those living on-campus. To calculate our results, scores were computed for: financial status of students on campus, the prioritization of on-campus expenses by students, and knowledge/usage of available health resources. We used varying scales to assign point values to each answer. Bivariate correlations were used to examine the correlation between variables. The results of the study will be provided during the presentation.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

College Students Access to Preventative Healthcare and Other Health Resources

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