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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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GARCIA R, Alexandra; CAMARGO R, Martha I  y  FAJARDO P, María T. Scientific technical quality of nursing care in family planning program. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2018, vol.50, n.1, pp.47-57. ISSN 0121-0807.


Identifying the technical requirements that nursing professionals must abide when developing the family planning program, is relevant for the quality of care and the reduction of patients’ risks, as well as users’s health, according to the ideal of sexual and reproductive healthcare.


To identify the nursing professionals’ compliance of the technical and scientific aspects of the family planning program in a health institution.

Materials and methods:

Cross sectional study. Population: Users of the family planning program. Sample: 345 users, 11 nurses. An instrument was implemented for evaluating the quality of care provided in relation to humanization of healthcare, satisfaction with healthcare, compliance with technical and scientific aspects, and availability of resources. Data processing and analysis was performed with Epidata 3, Stata v12.


97.9% of professionals adequately handled the clinical history formats and the findings identified in the consultation. 98% of the users did not receive counselling on sexual and reproductive rights. In 98.5% of cases of subdermal implant insertion, informed consent was obtained. 84% of the users did not receive information about condom use as a double protection method, 90% about the importance of breast self-examination, and 60% of cytology.


It is notorious the lack of information to users on sexual and reproductive care and the rights related to this care. The fulfillment of ethical aspects in healthcare was positive.

Palabras clave : Quality of health care; family planning; nursing.

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