alexa Quality of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Services in Dessie Referral Hospital, Dessie City Administration, Ethiopia: Client Perspective
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Journal of Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine
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Research Article

Quality of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Services in Dessie Referral Hospital, Dessie City Administration, Ethiopia: Client Perspective

Yeshewas Abaynew*

Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Yeshewas Abaynew
Department of public health
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Wollo University, Ethiopia
Tel: 251913992172
Email: [email protected]

Received Date: April 10, 2017; Accepted Date: April 14, 2017; Published Date: April 21, 2017

Citation: Abaynew Y (2016) Quality of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Services in Dessie Referral Hospital, Dessie City Administration, Ethiopia: Client Perspective. Neonat Pediatr Med 3: 123. doi:10.4172/2572-4983.1000123

Copyright: © 2017 Abaynew Y. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

 

Abstract

Introduction: Ethiopia is one of the country’s most severely hit by HIV/AIDS epidemic. Besides the dominant heterosexual transmission, vertical virus transmission from mother-to-child accounts for more than 90% of pediatric AIDS. It is estimated that over 90% of childhood HIV infections result from the transmission of the virus from mothers to their children during and soon after birth. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess clients’ satisfaction on the quality of PMTCT services they received in Dessie referral hospital, Dessie city administration, Ethiopia. Methods: A hospital based cross-sectional study was used in Dessie referral hospital, Dessie administrative city. A total of 240 clients were participated in exit interviews to assess the quality of the services delivered based on informed consent. To achieve the desired sample size, the clients were included from the hospital consecutively. Data were collected by interviewer administered questionnaires. Data were cleaned, coded and fed to SPSS version 20. Descriptive statistics were computed to summarize the findings and presented using frequency tables. Result: Of 240 clients who accessed PMTCT services, 208 (86.7%) of the clients were overall satisfied with the PMTCT services they received. Two hundred ten (87.5%) of the respondents were satisfied with the waiting time of the services. Conclusion and recommendation: Even if clients were highly satisfied with the PMTCT services they received, there are clients who were not satisfied with the counselling services they received, privacy, waiting time they spent while accessing services. Inadequate confidentially was reported from th e participants. The hospital should renovate the PMTCT clinic to have additional rooms for maintaining privacy and reducing the waiting time of the services as a recommendation.

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