Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health Services and Client Satisfaction from Urban Primary Health Centers by Recently Delivered Women Living in Urban Slums of Lucknow, India

Authors

  • Santosh Kumar Autonomous State Medical College, Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5946-1296
  • Monika Agarwal King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Prabhaker Mishra Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4769-9106
  • Chandra M Mishra Maharshi Vishwamitra Autonomous State Medical College, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5286

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2023.v35i02.002

Keywords:

Humans, Female, Poverty Areas, Cross-Sectional Studies, Family Planning Services, Urbanization, Immunization, Surveys and Questionnaires, Personal Satisfaction, Diarrhea, Software

Abstract

Background: Due to rapid urbanization, there is an increase in population in slums often lacking access to basic health services. Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of reproductive and child health services by recently delivered women and their children residing in catchment areas of urban PHCs, to evaluate their level of satisfaction and to determine the

factors associated with utilization of these services by recently delivered women.

Settings and Design: The study was conducted in the catchment areas of urban primary health centre of Lucknow.

Methods and Material: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 320 women having children less than 24 months in the slums covered under selected U-PHCs, sampled through a multi-stage random sampling technique using a semi-structured questionnaire.

Statistical analysis used: SPSS-26 and MedCalc software were used for data analysis.

Results: Utilization of RCH services by recently delivered women from UPHC was 39%. About 24% of recently delivered women availed ANC services from UPHC and 56.7% utilized family planning services and 95.8% immunization services for children. Child care services for diarrhea and ARI were availed by 9.9 and 3.1% of women, respectively. Satisfaction regarding maternal care and immunization services was seen in 84 and 95.8% of women. Poor satisfaction regarding child care was seen in 56.5% of women.

Conclusions: The utilization of RCH services was found to be poor in the study population. Most recently delivered women

were satisfied with all services except child care.

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2023-06-30

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Kumar S, Agarwal M, Mishra P, Mishra CM. Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health Services and Client Satisfaction from Urban Primary Health Centers by Recently Delivered Women Living in Urban Slums of Lucknow, India. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];35(2):139-45. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2540

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