Sosioeconomic Factor Affecting the Performance of Community Health Workers at Integrated Health Post in Purworejo, Central Java

Ulfah Hidayati1), Didik Gunawan Tamtomo2), Bhisma Murti1)


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Masters Program in Family Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret



Background: Cadre of health provider performance has cadres have a role in achieving the success of the integrated health post (posyandu) program. This study aimed to examine sosioeconomic factor affecting the performance of community health workers.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study. The study was conducted at 25 integrated health posts (posyandu) in Purworejo, Central Java, in October 2019. A sample of 200 cadres was selected by simple random sampling. The dependent variable was cadre performance. The independent variables were number of children, education, family income, tenure, skill, and work environment. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression run on Stata 13.

Results: Cadre performance increased with number of children <3 (b= 1.66; 95% CI= 0.54 to 2.77; p= 0.004), education ≥Senior high school (b= 1.46; 95% CI= 0.17 to 2.75; p= 0.027), working at home (b= 2.00; 95% CI= 0.58 to 3.42; p= 0.006), income ≥Rp 1,200,000 (b= 1.54; 95% CI= 0.14 to 2.93; p= 0.031), tenure ≥3 years (b= 1.93; 95% CI= 0.66 to 3.20; p= 0.003), good skill (b= 1.40; 95% CI= 0.07 to 2.74; p= 0.040), and good environmental (b= 1.88; 95% CI= 0.63 to 3.13; p= 0.003).

Conclusion: Cadre performance increases with number of children <3, education ≥Senior high school, working at home, income ≥Rp 1,200,000, tenure ≥3 years, good skill, and good environmental.

Keywords: cadre performance, community health workers, integrated health post

Correspondence: Ulfah Hidayati. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: Mobile: +6285725932516.


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