Evaluating rural Bangladeshi women's perspectives of quality in family planning services

Whittaker, Maxine, Mita, Rezina, Hossain, B. and Koenig, M. A. (1996) Evaluating rural Bangladeshi women's perspectives of quality in family planning services. Health Care for Women International, 17 5: 393-411.

Author Whittaker, Maxine
Mita, Rezina
Hossain, B.
Koenig, M. A.
Title Evaluating rural Bangladeshi women's perspectives of quality in family planning services
Journal name Health Care for Women International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0739-9332
1096-4665
Publication date 1996-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 5
Start page 393
End page 411
Total pages 19
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Several frameworks for understanding the quality of family planning care have been proposed. However, efforts to measure and quantify their components remain underdeveloped, especially with regard to nonclinical care and community-based distribution. This study examines a large-scale field survey conducted among married women of reproductive age in rural Bangladesh in 1989 and 1990 to measure and evaluate rural women's perceptions of the quality of outreach services they received. Initial analysis indicates that rural women are able to distinguish between good and poor quality of care and that these perceptions can be accurately documented and quantified through sample survey approaches. Implications of the use of a survey in the measurement of quality of care are discussed, as well as implications of the results for managers within the Bangladesh government family planning program, which has been regarded by donor agencies as having limited responsiveness to clients' needs.
Keyword Family planning services
Quality of care
Bangladesh
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Authors prepub title: "Rural women's perspectives on quality of family planning services".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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