This study aims to discover whether or not the capacity-building intervention through implementing the “Rural Area Development Program” in Tuyen Quang province, in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Vietnamese Department of Health”, would positively affect the perception of the public toward the communal health stations (CHSs). To address this, three specific indicator-related satisfaction levels were examined regarding the infrastructure, the professional skills, and the service attitude of the medical personnel of the three CHSs toward outpatients. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 100 participants from three rural CHSs (Binh Yen, Vinh Loi, and Thang Long Communes). As a researcher-directed survey, a structured questionnaire was adopted to gauge the outpatient satisfaction levels in relation to the three indicators from the CHS medical milieu toward the patients and the medical services received. Descriptive and inferential analyses were performed to determine the perceptions of outpatient satisfaction relating to the three indicators. A higher satisfaction rate was found (overall 89–100% descriptive data with three indicators, as well as significant satisfaction differences in inferential data based on F-ratio and p-value) between the three regions with the three indicators, and two major data showed that the commune with a higher or more significant satisfaction rate or difference was Binh Yan > Vinh Loi > Thang Long. Collectively, this study clearly indicates the positive impact of CHSs capacity-building by implementing the Development Program in Tuyen Quang province with KOICA in relation to the public perception toward CHSs through significantly increased satisfaction levels—specifically, the infrastructure, the professional skills, and the service attitude of the medical milieu from the three CHSs toward outpatients.
|Journal||International journal of environmental research and public health|
|Publication status||Published - 2023 Jan|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was conducted as part of a feasibility study for the “Rural Area Development Program in Tuyen Quang Province,” funded by KOICA. The program will be implemented in Vietnam from 2019 to 2023, in partnership with the Tuyen Quang Department of Health. This cross-sectional study was conducted at three different CHSs (Binh Yen, Vinh Loi, and Thang Long) in rural parts of the Tuyen Quang province in Vietnam.
This research was supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Research Fund (project number 2019-51-0372).
© 2022 by the authors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis