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



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: Mobile: 08126922595.


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