The Associations of Ward Head Direction and Incentive with Nurse Performance at Arun LNG Hospital, Lhokseumawe, Aceh


Irwadi, Zulfendri, Destanul Aulia

 

Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The current transformation in the hospital care industry demands grea­ter coordination of care across providers and across settings so as to improve qua­lity care, improve outcomes, and reduce spending. Nurses contribute to the transformative changes by being a fully contributing member of the inter­professional team. It requires an enhanced set of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and per­for­­mance among nurses around wellness and population care with a renewed fo­cus on patient-centered care, care coordination, data analytics, and quality impro­­­vement. This study aimed to analyze  the associations of ward head direction and incentive with nurse performance at Arun LNG Hospital, Lhokseumawe, Aceh.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study carried out at  Arun LNG Hospital, Lhokseumawe, Aceh. A sample of 74 nurses were selected for this stu­dy by exhaustive sampling. The dependent variable was nurse performance. The independent variables were ward head direction and incentive. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Nurse performance improved with explicit ward head direction (OR= 2.54; 95%CI= 1.60  to  3.88; p= 0.037) and existence of incentive (OR= 1.99; 95% CI= 1.43  to 3.76; p= 0.045).

Conclusion: Improved nurse performance  is associated with explicit ward head direction and existence of incentive.

Keywords: nurse performance, ward head direction, incentive

Correspondence: Irwadi. Masters program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera. Email: wadieadi655@gmail.com. Mobile: 08126922595.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.04.40

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