Background: Objective of study was
to assess the socio-demographic, Institutional and socio-economic factors affecting
performance of Nurses at public Health facilities in Sironko District. The health
facilities had 60 nurses and 52 among them were interviewed representation 90% of
entire nursing population at the facilities.
Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional descriptive
design was employed and data collected from a number of participants was found to
be valid, tallied and analyzed using the SPSS 18 software version. Data is presented
in qualitative and quantitative findings in frequencies, percentages, tables, graphs
and pie charts.
Results: the study found that 37(71%) of the
Nurses were enrolled who provided general Nursing duties. Majority of respondents
40(76%) spent over 8 hours working which affected their performance negatively,
and 52(100%) cited patient treatment as the role they performed to their satisfaction.
The study found that 32(63%) nurses earned less than 500,000/= of which 40(78%)
said they were dissatisfied with and yet had no institutional accommodation.
Conclusion: socio-economic and institutional factors
like poor remuneration, lack of incentives, accommodation, lack of adequate equipment
and supplies, affect the performance of nurses at public health facilities in Sironko
Recommendation: For the performance to improve employment
package of the nurses including salary, a protective policy framework be revised;
including provision of official accommodation, adequate equipment and supplies.
Keywords: Influencing Factors,
Performance, Nurses, Care provision and Public Health facilities.
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