Factors influencing delay in treatment seeking by first-time attenders at a genitourinary clinic.

@article{Pitts2000FactorsID,
  title={Factors influencing delay in treatment seeking by first-time attenders at a genitourinary clinic.},
  author={Melinda Pitts and Jessica Woolliscroft and Sarah Cannon and In{\`e}s Johnson and Gurdeep Singh},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={375-8}
}
We examined treatment-seeking behaviours amongst a consecutive sample of 188 first-time attenders at a busy genitourinary (GU) clinic in a general hospital. Participants were interviewed and completed a battery of questionnaires prior to receiving diagnosis or treatment. Delay in treatment seeking was measured in 3 ways: utilization delay, illness behaviour… CONTINUE READING