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Family Planning Process Quality-Short Form

Family Planning Process Quality-Short Form is a 10-item measure of quality of care in the context of the most recent family planning services received. The 4 domains included in this measure are: respectful care, information exchange between the provider and the client for appropriate method selection, information given on the effective use of the method selected, and continuity of contraceptive use and care. The full-length 22-item measure can be found here.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

During your consultation today [within the past month], did the provider:

OR

When you first adopted your current method, did the provider:

1. Ask about whether you would like to have a/nother child?
2. Ask about when you would like to have a/nother child?
3. Ask about your previous family planning experience?
4. Ask about your family planning method preference?
5. Talk about possible side effects or problems with the method you select?
6. Tell you what to do if you experience any side effects or problems with the method you selected?
7. Talk about warning signs associated with the method you selected?
8. Talk about the possibility of switching to another method if the method you selected was not suitable?
9. When meeting with the provider during your visit, do you think other clients could see you?
10.When meeting with the provider during your visit, do you think other clients could hear what you said?

Response Options:
Yes
No

Scoring Procedures

An index score is created by averaging the item scores in each domain and then multiplying by 100. These scores are then summed and divided by the number of domains. . Domains are as follows: Respectful Care: items 19, 21, 20, 22, 18, 17; Method Selection: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 10, 11; Effective Use of Method Selected: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8; Continuity of Contraceptive Use and Care: 14, 9, 15, 16.
The quality score ranges from 0-100. Scores are deemed low, medium or high process quality. Low quality cut-offs range from 0 to mean score minus half the standard deviation. High quality ranges from mean score plus half the standard deviation to 100.

Original Citation

Jain, A., Arudlas, K., Mozumdar, A., Tobey, E., & Acharya, R. (2019). Validation of two quality of care measures: Results from a longitudinal study of reversible contraceptive users in India. Studies in Family Planning, 50(2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/sifp.12093

Psychometric Score

Citation Frequency

Ease of Use Score

Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

Reliability

Internal

Test-retest

Interrater

Validity

Content

Face

Criterion (gold-standard)

Construct

Ease of Use

Readability

Scoring Clarity

Length

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