Health SA Gesondheid (Online)
On-line version ISSN 2071-9736
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XABA, Nnoi A.; PEU, Mapheko D. and PHIRI, Salaminah S.. Perceptions of registered nurses regarding factors influencing service delivery in expanding programmes in a primary healthcare setting. Health SA Gesondheid (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp.1-12. ISSN 2071-9736.
The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions of registered nurses regarding factors influencing service delivery regarding expansion programmes in a primary healthcare setting, using a qualitative approach. The registered nurses, who have been working in the clinics for more than two years and have been exposed to the expansion programmes there, were purposively sampled. Two focus group interviews were conducted in a neutral place and the data collected by the researcher Nnoi A. Xaba (N.A.X.). Data were analysed by the researcher and an independent co-coder using the Tesch method. Categories, subcategories and themes were identified; those that formed the basis of discussion were disabling factors, enabling factors, client-related factors, service-related factors and solutions to problems. It is recommended that integration of programmes and coordination be done at a provincial level and planned together with the training centres in order to alleviate problems in service delivery. Training on expansion programmes in the form of in-service education should be carried out continually in the region.