Nursing & Primary Care


The Community Health Center Performance of Sub-District Health Promoting Hospital Directors

Prachak Bouphan, Kosol Sirichan, Surachai Phimha.

This cross-sectional descriptive research aimed to study factors affecting the community health center performance of sub-district health promoting hospital directors in Khon Kaen province Thailand. The samples were 180 health personnel that selected by simple random sampling from the 248 population who were responsible community health center performance. This study was collecting both quantitative and qualitative data. Focus group guideline was used to collect the data from 12 people’s key informants who could provide intensive information on the topics. The questionnaire was examined and verified by the three experts for content validity and Items Objective Congruence (IOC) all items more than 0.5 and tested for reliability in pilot study of Cronbrach’Alpha Coefficient was at 0.95. Data was collected between March 1st and 31th 2016. The data distribution was performed by descriptive statistics including percentage, mean, standard deviation, median, and minimum, maximum. The Inferential statistics were Pearson product moment correlation and Stepwise multiple linear regressions. The level of statistical significance was set at 0.05.

The finding revealed that the overall of motivation, the key success factors and the community health center performance of health promoting hospital directors were at high level with averages of 3.90 (S.D. = 0.37), 3.53 (S.D. = 0.55) and 3.70 (S.D. = 0.57), respectively. The motivation variable, Motivator factors, hygiene factors and key success factors had moderate positive relationship with community health center performance of health promoting hospital directors with r = 0.534 (p-value < 0.001), r = 0.529 (p-value < 0.001), r = 0.392 (p-value < 0.001) and r = 698(p-value < 0.001), respectively. The motivation factors; responsibility and three key success factors; quality development in healthcare and image, the link between sub-district health promoting hospital and the central hospital and people forum could predict community health center performance at 56 percentages. Initiative is found to be the most incentives and salary compensation following by community health center management and participation.

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