Challenges among health personnel in the provision of health care services among adolescents

International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology
CollabWritive Special Issue
2023 Volume 9 Issue 2

Available Online: 31 December 2023


Abrenica, Ana Liza Resurreccion
Graduate School, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Philippines


This research addresses the understudied area of adolescent health in the Philippines, focusing on Batangueno adolescents. Despite recent positive changes, uncertainties persist about the extent and effectiveness of interventions in this crucial developmental phase, constituting 30% of the Philippine population. The study evaluates the status of adolescent health programs in 12 district hospitals of Batangas, emphasizing Adolescent Friendly Health Facilities (AFHF) certified by the Department of Health (DOH). Utilizing a quantitative research design, the study involves hospital and Rural Health Unit (RHU) nurses. Findings reveal three categories of factors influencing Adolescent Health Services: (1) service-related factors, emphasizing the importance of AFHFs; (2) provider-related factors, linked to healthcare providers’ personality traits, including confidentiality, attentiveness, prompt addressing of concerns, patience, and commitment to their job; and (3) client-related factors, focusing on adolescents’ capacity to comprehend essential information provided during counseling sessions. Recommendations center on a theory of change intervention to enhance existing adolescent health programs, making them more responsive to client’s needs and concerns. Practical insights aim to ensure the sustainability and positive reception of programs by providers, emphasizing the importance of AFHFs and highlighting traits that contribute to effective healthcare provision for adolescents.

Keywords: challenges, healthcare services, adolescents, health personnel, Batangueno



Cite this article:
Abrenica, A. L. R. (2023). Challenges among health personnel in the provision of health care services among adolescents. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 9(2), 73-85.