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Nurses' perceptions on primary health care in rural communities Kasoa, Ghana

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dc.contributor.advisor Makua, T. Tagoe, Richmond 2021-01-13T05:38:54Z 2021-01-13T05:38:54Z 2018-11
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions nurses have regarding PHC in rural communities in Kasoa, Ghana.The study was carried out in Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana. The data were collected purposively using individual in-depth interview; the data were analysed using thematic data analysis approach. A total of 24 nurses were interviewed. This sample size was attained at saturation. The population for this study included all the nurses irrespective of category, qualification and experience and who are working in the PHC facilities in Kasoa rural areas. The categories of nurses were registered general nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives and community health nurses. The thematic analysis yielded 5 themes as follows: Participants’ interpretation of the meaning of Primary Health Care.The participants further perceived health education and patients’ rights provided at PHC facilities as helpful in achieving health outcomes. The participants had the perception that the provision of outreach services seems to be acceptable to communities and there are referral systems at PHC facilities, which are well-structured, clear and acceptable. The participants also perceive the CHPS zones as helpful to provide PHC services en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iv, 131 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Nurses’ Perceptions en
dc.subject Rural communities en
dc.subject Primary Health Care en
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Ghana -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Primary health care -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Community health services -- Ghana
dc.title Nurses' perceptions on primary health care in rural communities Kasoa, Ghana en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en M.A. (Public Health)

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