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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY RESEARCH (IJNMR)   MARCH-APRIL 2014 , Volume 19 , Number 2; Page(s) 180 To 186.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON MANAGERS’, STAFFS’ AND CLIENTS’ VIEWPOINTS ABOUT ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL OBSTACLES IN FAMILY PLANNING COUNSELING IN HEALTH-CARE CENTERS IN ISFAHAN IN 2012

 
 
Author(s):  TAHERI SAFOURA, EHSANPOUR SOHEILA, KOHAN SHAHNAZ*
 
* NURSING AND MIDWIFERY CARE RESEARCH CENTER, MIDWIFERY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Organizational and structural obstacles are a group of major obstacles in achievement of appropriate family planning counseling. Detection of these obstacles from the viewpoint of managers, staffs and clients who are key members in health services providing system is a major step toward appropriate planning to modify or delete this group of obstacles. The present study was conducted with the goal of comparing managers’, staffs’ and clients’ viewpoints about organizational and structural obstacles in family planning counseling in health-care centers in Isfahan in 2012.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional one-step three-group comparative descriptive study conducted on 295 subjects including 59 managers, 110 staffs and 126 clients in medical health-care centers in Isfahan in 2012. Managers and the staffs were selected by census sampling and the clients were recruited through convenient random sampling. The date collection tool was a researcher made questionnaire, which was designed in two sections of fertility and personal characteristics and viewpoint measurement. Descriptive and inferential statistical test were used to analyze the data.
Results: The obtained results showed no significant difference between mean scores of viewpoints in three groups of managers, staffs and clients concerning organizational and structural obstacles in family planning counseling (P=0.677). In addition, most of the managers, staffs and clients reported organizational and structural obstacles as the obstacles in the process of family planning in moderate level.
Conclusion: The results showed the necessity of health services managers’ planning to modify or delete organizational and structural obstacles especially the agreed obstacles from the viewpoint of managers, staffs and clients.

 
Keyword(s): COUNSELING, FAMILY PLANNING, IRAN, ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL OBSTACLES
 
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