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Maternal Satisfaction towards Childhood vaccine Services and its Associated Factors among Children Caregivers, in a Public Health Facility at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2022

Version 1 : Received: 18 September 2022 / Approved: 21 September 2022 / Online: 21 September 2022 (10:37:22 CEST)

How to cite: Zeleke, A.M.; Beley, W.C.; Asres, G.W. Maternal Satisfaction towards Childhood vaccine Services and its Associated Factors among Children Caregivers, in a Public Health Facility at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2022. Preprints 2022, 2022090325 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202209.0325.v1). Zeleke, A.M.; Beley, W.C.; Asres, G.W. Maternal Satisfaction towards Childhood vaccine Services and its Associated Factors among Children Caregivers, in a Public Health Facility at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2022. Preprints 2022, 2022090325 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202209.0325.v1).

Abstract

Background: Immunization prevents over 4-6 million deaths each year worldwide. Ensuring mother satisfaction is an important means of preventing the death of children caused by communicable diseases. However, in Ethiopia, there is paucity of evidence on maternal satisfaction with immunization services. Thus, this study is aimed at assessing the level of maternal satisfaction with childhood immunization services and associated factors among children’s caregivers. Methods: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 556 systematically selected children’s caregivers in public health facilities at Gondar Town from May through June, 2022. Data were collected using a pretested structured questionnaire. P≤ 0.25 during the bivariate binary logistic regression analysis was included in the multivariate analysis. From the multivariable analysis, variables with p ≤ 0.05 were declared statistically significant. Results: The prevalence of maternal satisfaction towards childhood immunization services was 69.3%(95%CI: 65.5, 73.1%). Of mothers, 45.3% had adequate knowledge, while 43.9% had favorable attitude. Mothers 19-24 years old [AOR = 5.29; 95%CI:2.58,10.86], mothers who waited less than one hour [AOR = 3.03; 95%CI: 1.92,4.77], mothers less than thirty minutes waiting in health facility[AOR=1.98;95%CI:1.24,3.15], mother feel happy during service[ AOR=4.00; 95%CI: 2.53,6.34], mothers adequate knowledge [AOR=2.91; 95%CI: 1.79, 4.73] and had favorable attitude [AOR=3.64; 95%CI: 2.25, 5.91] were significantly associated with maternal satisfaction during childhood immunization services.Conclusions: The overall level of mothers’ satisfaction with childhood immunization services was considerably lower as compared with other studies. Thus, the town health office and concerned stakeholders need more efforts to improve mothers’ satisfaction with childhood immunization services.

Keywords

Maternal satisfaction; Gondar public health facility; Ethiopia

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Nursing & Health Studies

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