The Relationship between Knowledge and Performance of Community Health Workers in Recognizing High Risk Pregnancy at Jalan Gedang Community Health Center, Bengkulu


Mika Oktarina1), Choralina Eliagita1), Erika Roriyanti2)

 

1)School of Health Sciences, Tri Mandiri Sakti, Bengkulu 2) Jalan Gedang Community of Health Center

 

ABSTRACT

Background: High risk pregnancy complications are responsible for maternal mortality. Some of maternal mortality occurs at primary health facility with a lack of essential equipment, medication, and incompetent health workers. Community health workers (CHWs) are an essential element of basic maternity care. The quality of care service depends on the knowledge, skill, and performance of the CHWs. This study aimed to examine the relationship between knowledge and performance of CHWs in recognizing high risk pregnancy.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Jalan Gedang Community Health Center, Bengkulu. A sample of 45 CHWs was selected for this study. The dependent varible was performance in recognizing high risk pregnancy. The independent variable was knowledge. The data were collected by a questionnaire. Bivariate analysis was performed by chi square with odds ratio (OR) as the measure of association.

Results: The CHWs had good knowledge (20%), fair knowledge (35.6%), and poor knowledge (44.4%). The CHWs showed good performance (42%) and poor performance (57.8%) in recognizing high risk pregnancy. Knowledge was associated with performance in recognizing high risk pregnancy.

Conclusion: Knowledge of CHWs is associated with performance in recognizing high risk pregnancy.

Keywords: knowledge, performance, high risk pregnancy, community heath worker

Correspondence: Mika Oktarina. School of Health Sciences, Tri Mandiri Sakti, Bengkulu. Email: mika oktarina165@gmail.com. Mobile:  085273010098.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.03.89

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