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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017, 5(3), 79-85
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-5-3-2
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Women Satisfaction with Family Planning Services in Maternal and Child Health Centers, Assiut City, Egypt

Safaa Ahmed Mohamed1, Asmaa Ghareeb Mohamed1, and Amal Fouad Arief2

1Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 03, 2017

Cite this paper:
Safaa Ahmed Mohamed, Asmaa Ghareeb Mohamed and Amal Fouad Arief. Women Satisfaction with Family Planning Services in Maternal and Child Health Centers, Assiut City, Egypt. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017; 5(3):79-85. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-5-3-2

Abstract

Family planning (FP) is critical for the health of women and their families, and it can accelerate a country’s progress toward reducing poverty and achieving development goals. FP is an important component of primary health care, maternal and child health. It is the means of planning families that want space according to choice and time to fit in with life decisions. Aim: This study aimed to assess satisfaction level of women attending Maternal and Child Health (MCH) centers with FP services. Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. A total sample of 569 women was interviewed at four MCH centers covers Assiut city. Results: The findings revealed that the mean age of the respondents was 29.38± 6.13, 72.2 % of them were from urban areas and 47.3 % currently use a contraceptive method. A high satisfaction level with family planning services was noticed. Conclusion: significantly, the majorities of the clients was satisfied with the provided skills and counseling. It was approved that the most of MCH centers have good quality level in health services and facilities. Recommendation: Family planning providers require training to strengthen their communication skills so that they can meet their client’s individual needs.

Keywords:
family planning women satisfaction services quality

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