A Study to Assess the Level of Expressed Satisfaction Related to Abortion Associated Services among Women Who have Undergone Abortion
International Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research
In India, abortion is permissible under the MTP Act, and is legalized in both the public and private sectors. Objective: The study aimed to assess the level of expressed satisfaction related to abortion associated services among women who have undergone abortion in selected hospitals of Manipur. Materials and Methods: Quantitative (non-experimental) approach with descriptive research design was used. 50 women of reproductive age group, attending the hospitals to undergo abortion in selected
... ion in selected hospitals of Manipur during the study period were included using purposive sampling technique. Structured interview schedule with 5 point Likert Scale was used to assess the level of expressed satisfaction related to abortion associated services. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: Out of 50 women interviewed, almost half of the subjects (46%) were in the age group of 25-30 years, more than half of the subjects (62%) had primary educational level, more than half of the subjects (68%) were housewife and maximum number of the subjects (76%) was from rural community. The study results depicted that majority of the women (48%) were satisfied with abortion associated services, 42% were within the neutral range and 10% of the subjects expressed the satisfaction level as dissatisfied. The results also concluded that, women were most satisfied during clinical assessment and least satisfied during post-abortion care. And there is no association between the level of expressed satisfaction related to abortion associated services and selected demographic variables of the woman.Conclusion: Counseling and supporting the woman who have undergone abortion could have great impact on the improvement of post-abortion care.