The Quality of Family Planning Counselling (QFPC) is a 13-item measure to understand dimensions of family planning counselling and relate this to contraceptive uptake. The measure suggests that dimensions of information exchange, respectful interaction, supportive environment and no pressure to uptake a method are key elements of quality of family planning counselling.
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. Did the provider ask you about your reproductive goal, i.e. how many children do you have, how many you want?
2. Did the provider ask you about different methods you have used earlier?
3. Did the provider ask you about problems you have had with earlier methods?
4. Did the provider ask your method preference?
5. Did the provider tell you about different FP methods?
6. Did the provider explain you how to use the method you selected?
7. Did the provider tell you about possible side effects of the method you selected?
8. Did the provider tell you what to do if you experience any problem after using the method you selected?
9. Did the provider encourage you to ask questions?
10. Was the time spent in consultation sufficient to discuss your needs?
11. Did the provider treat you in a friendly way?
12. Did provider treat you in a respectful way?
13. Anytime during the discussion with the health provider, did you feel that heshe is pressurizing you to select a particular family planning method?
The proportion of variance explained by each component was used to generate weights for each of the components and was further multiplied by the predicted scores of each of the components and added together to obtain a composite index of quality. The composite score was then normalized to range from 0 to 100 to generate the QFPC measure.
Dey, A. K., Averbach, S., Dixit, A., Chakraverty, A., Dehingia, N., Chandurkar, D., Singh, K., Choudhry, V., Silverman, J. G., & Raj, A. (2021). Measuring quality of family planning counselling and its effects on uptake of contraceptives in public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India: A cross-sectional analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(5), e0239565. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239565
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