Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Waju Beyene salgedo

Department of Health policy and Management, Faculty of public Health, Health institute, Jimma University, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    Job Satisfaction and Associated Factors among Rural Health Extension Workers in East Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Waju Beyene salgedo*, Mekonen Ayele and Gelila Abraham

    Background: Health Extension program (HEP) in Ethiopia is a core component of the broader health system that is adopted with a view to achieving universal coverage of primary health care to the rural population. However there is a concern that low motivation and job dissatisfaction of Health extension workers (HEWs) may decrease the benefit of investment in the implementation HEP. Methods: a cross-sectional facility based study was conducted from January 15 to 24, 2018 in East Shoa zone of Oromia regional state, Ethiopia. 132 randomly selected Health Posts (HPs) from 8 districts and health extension workers (HEWs) workings in them were included in the study. Self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the job satisfaction and related factors. Single population formula was used to determine the sample size and simple random sampling method was used to select HPs and HEWs. Traine.. View More»

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