Volume 24, Issue 4 (Monthly July 2013)                   Stud Med Sci 2013, 24(4): 277-285 | Back to browse issues page

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 Background & Aims: Primary Healthcare including family health, as one of the first contact services has basic role in health attainment. Quality of care remains one of the most significant challenges facing the health systems. In quality management, service users have critical roles in identifying their own needs and preferences. The objective of this study was assessing the consumers' perceptions and expectations of family health Services at selected cities in West Azerbaijan province heath posts.

 Materials & Methods: A sample of 390 regular female health care consumers participated in this cross sectional descriptive study which was done in 2011. A questionnaire based on the SERVQUAL instrument was used for data collection. For statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and X2, Friedman and Wilcoxon tests were applied.

 Results: The findings of this study indicated that of 390 individuals receiving services, 51% in Urmia, 28% in Khoy, and 21% were living in Bukan. The findings showed that expectations of 91.1% respondents were not met. Comparison of Quintet dimensions showed the smallest gap was in Impathy dimension and the largest in responsiveness respectively. City of residence had significant correlation with quality gap (P<0.001).

  Conclusion: Current status of the family health Services expectations were far from consumers expectations and thus quality improvement initiatives were required in all dimensions specially in responsiveness

  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(4): 285 ISSN: 1027-3727

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