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Maternal Satisfaction with Delivery Services of Government Hospitals in Ambo Town, West Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, 2020

Authors Gejea T, Abadiga M, Hasen T

Received 27 February 2020

Accepted for publication 26 June 2020

Published 22 July 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 1225—1235


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Teshome Gejea,1 Muktar Abadiga,2 Tahir Hasen2

1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute of Health Sciences, Ambo University Referral Hospital, Ambo, Ethiopia; 2School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute of Health Sciences, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia

Correspondence: Muktar Abadiga Email

Background: Maternal satisfaction with delivery service is used to measure the ability of services provided to meet consumers’ expectations. Satisfying women with the care given during labor and delivery helps to develop a positive childbirth experience and a favorable attitude towards motherhood. There were limited studies that assessed maternal satisfaction in Ethiopia, and this study aimed to assess delivery service satisfaction and its associated factors among mothers who gave birth at public hospitals of Ambo town, West Ethiopia.
Methods: Institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 384 women, from April 20 to May 20, 2019, in public hospitals of Ambo town. The study participants were selected by systematic random sampling method and interviewed using structured questionnaires. The data were checked, coded and entered into Epi info version 7, and then exported to SPSS version 20 for analysis. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to identify predictors of maternal satisfaction. A variable with a P value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: A total of 384 study participants were involved, making a response rate of 100%. Out of 384 mothers who participated in the study, 322 (83.9%) were satisfied with the delivery service, and 62 (16.1%) were unsatisfied with the delivery service. Monthly income less than 650 ETB (AOR=0.46, 95% CI: 0.22, 0.94) was associated with decreased maternal satisfaction. On the other hand, normal birth outcome (AOR=4.409, 95% CI: 1.453, 13.375) and maintenance of mothers’ privacy (AOR = 8.405, 95% CI: 1.74,29.59) were associated with increased maternal satisfaction with delivery services.
Conclusion: The level of maternal satisfaction with the delivery services in this study was moderate. Monthly income, maternal birth outcome and maintenance of privacy were significantly associated with maternal satisfaction.

Keywords: maternal, satisfaction, Ambo town, Ethiopia

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