Assessment of clients' satisfaction with the PMTCT counselling service in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Assessment of clients' satisfaction with the PMTCT counselling service in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Author by Dr. Temitope Ashipa

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Medicine And Biomedical Research 2013; 12(2):150-165.

Volume/Edition: 12

Language: English

Pages: 150 - 165

Abstract

The PMTCT counselling service is an important entry point into the national
programme for the prevention mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). This
study assessed clients' satisfaction with the PMTCT counselling service provided at
health facilities in Benin City, Edo State. The study design was a descriptive crosssectional
survey. New ANC attendees were recruited from seven health facilities
providing comprehensive PMTCT services in Benin City. Satisfaction with the
counselling service was assessed using exit interviews. A total of 259 new ANC
attendees were recruited for the study. Majority of the new ANC attendees (60.7%)
were dissatisfied with the PMTCT counselling service. Satisfaction with the service
was significantly associated with waiting time and the type of counselling received.
Reducing waiting time for PMTCT counselling is crucial to improving client
satisfaction.


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