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Quality of Care During Sterilization

Quality of Care (QoC) During Sterilization is a 5-item self-reported measure of the process and outcome-related variables on the QoC of female sterilization services. The items ask about knowledge, side effects and overall care received.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Told sterilization would mean no more children
2. Told about side effects of sterilization
3. Told about how to deal side effects of sterilization
4. Told about other family planning methods

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

5. Rated care received as ‘Good’ or ‘All right’

Response Options:
Very good or Alright - 1
Not so good or Bad - 0

Scoring Procedures

Index scores are calculated using principal component analysis. Negative scores are considered receiving ‘low’ QoC and positive scores are considered as receiving ‘high’ QoC.

Original Citation

Joseph, K. J. V., Mozumdar, A., Lhungdim, H., & Acharya, R. (2020). Quality of care in sterilization services at the public health facilities in India: A multilevel analysis. PLoS One, 15(11), e0241499. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241499

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