The satisfaction of clients with disabilities regarding services provided at primary health centres in Ndola, Zambia
Mwansa, Rabecca Marjorie
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Client satisfaction is an outcome measure of quality care. Therefore, health care providers (HCP) have a responsibility to provide quality care services in order to satisfy clients' health needs. The aim of this study was to establish the satisfaction level of persons with disabilities regarding health services provided at primary health care centres (PHCC) in Ndola, Zambia. The study employed a crosssectional descriptive design and quantitative research method. The sample comprised 200 male and female persons with disabilities aged between 18-65 years old, selected using a convenience sampling technique. The clients were health care service beneficiaries from four PHCCs and four community based rehabilitation centres (CBR). The self-administered General Practice Assessment Questionnaire (GPAQ) was used to collect data on client satisfaction.The results showed that majority of clients were dissatisfied with availability of health services. There was a significant association between care providers' skills and clients' satisfaction level at p<0.0001. There is need to increase and assign specifically trained health professionals to health centres. Besides this, a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates other professionals might help to deliver quality care services to persons with disabilities.