Factors Associated with Community Health Worker Performance in North Musi Rawas District, Bengkulu

Violita Siska Mutiara, Yulita Elvira Silviani


Diploma IV Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnic Tri Mandiri Sakti, Bengkulu



Background: Earlier studies concluded that community health workers did not con­­sistently provide services that were likely to have substantial effects on health and that quality was usually unsatisfactory. This study aimed to analyze factors asso­ciated with community health worker performance.

Subject and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted in North Musi Rawas District, Bengkulu. A sample of 89 community health worker were sel­e­­cted by exhaustive sampling. The dependent variable was community health wor­­­ker performance. The independent variables were knowledge, age, and te­nure. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logis­tic reg­­ression model.

Results: Work performance was associated with knowledge (OR= 5.21; 95% CI= 1.32 to 9.13; р= 0.001), age (OR 3.115; 95% CI= 1.09 to 1.32; p= 0.013), and tenure (OR 2.112; 95% CI= 0.93 to 2.13; p= 0.043).

Conclusions: Work performance of community health workers is associated with knowledge, age, and tenure.

Keywords: performance, tenure, knowledge, age, community health worker

Correspondence: Violita Siska Mutiara. Diploma IV Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnic Tri Mandiri Sakti, Bengkulu. Jl. Hibrida Raya No.3 Sidomulyo, Bengkulu 38229. E-mail: violitasiskamutiara@gmail.com. Mobile : 0811736000/08117301234.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.04.14

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