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Quality of Family Planning Services and Associated Factors in Jimma Town Public Hospitals, Southwest Ethiopia

Bezawit Birhanu
Yibeltal Siraneh
Beshea Gelana
Gebeyhu Tsega


BACKGROUND: The quality of care is greatly compromised specially in resource limited settings that influence the uptake and continuation of use of family planning services. However, there is paucity of studies in Jimma Town public hospitals. Thus this study aimed to assess the quality of family planning services and associated factors in Jimma Town public hospitals, Southwest Ethiopia.
METHODS: A facility-based cross-sectional study design using both qualitative and quantitative methods was employed from March 25 to April 25, 2018. A total of 278 female family planning users (15-49 years old) in Jimma Town public hospitals were included in the study.The sample was calculated using single population proportion formula and consecutive sampling methods was used. Descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regressions were used for analysisis.
RESULTS: The mean waiting time of the client before getting service and mean consultation duration were23.5 and 12.5 minutes respectively participant who were unable to read and write were 64% less likely to be satisfied than those who were completed primary and secondary or preparatory schooling (AOR=0.363:CI:0.160,0.822),and clients who were waited for < 30 minutes at waiting area were 2.7 times more likely to be satisfied than those who waited ≥ 30 minutes (AOR=2.769:CI:1.300,5.898).
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the satisfaction of clients in family planning service was low. Waiting time and received information on what to do in cases of problems and educational level of clients were significant predictors of client satisfaction.