PERCEPTION OF ATTITUDE OF HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS, ACCESSIBILITY AND COST OF HEALTHCARE SERVICE ON CLIENT SATISFACTION OF CHILD HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN PHCS IN ALIMOSHO LGA OF LAGOS STATE.

  • Waheed Moa-Liberty Alausa Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Lateefat Tinuola Odunuga Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
Keywords: Client satisfaction, Perception of attitude of health-care providers, Accessibility, Cost of healthcare service, Primary Health-care Centres, Alimosho LGA

Abstract

 The objectives of this study was to examine clients’ satisfaction with attitude of health-care service providers, accessibility, and cost of child health services in Primary Health-care Centres (PHCs) in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. Descriptive Cross-sectional survey design was adopted and a sample size of 222 women caregivers were randomly selected in stratified sampling of 6 among the 29 PHCs in Alimosho LGA. The age of the women ranges from 16 to 47, giving a mean age of 33 years, and their children were under-five years old. Three hypotheses were tested, and association between variables was found using Chi square. The results show that though clients were satisfied with attitude of the health-care providers (83.1%; χ2=1.933, P>.05), accessibility (84%; χ2=1.034, P>.05), and cost of child health-care service (83%; χ2=2.516, P>.05), there were no significant association between any of the variables and clients’ satisfaction. Based on findings of the study, recommendation was made that Government should continuously train health-care service providers on interpersonal skills to handle their various clients. PHCs should also be built closer to the community so that people can easily access the hospitals within a short distance to their homes.

Author Biographies

Waheed Moa-Liberty Alausa, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Department of  Psychology

Lateefat Tinuola Odunuga, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Department of  Psychology

Published
2019-07-26
How to Cite
Alausa, W., & Odunuga, L. (2019). PERCEPTION OF ATTITUDE OF HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS, ACCESSIBILITY AND COST OF HEALTHCARE SERVICE ON CLIENT SATISFACTION OF CHILD HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN PHCS IN ALIMOSHO LGA OF LAGOS STATE. Practicum Psychologia, 9(1). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/906
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