IJCRAR is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCRAR Articles.

INDEXED IN INDEX COPERNICUS - ICI Journals Master List 2016 - IJCRAR--ICV 2016: 81.15 For more details click here

Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-2  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


Online ISSN : 2347 - 3215
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcret@gmail.com

Households Level of Participation towards Health Extension Program (HEP) at Nefas Silk Lafto Sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mesafint Wana1,4*, Atinafu Nega2 and Kassahun Tafesse Hidoto3
1Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia
3School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia Mesafint Wana
4Wolaita Sodo University, Department of Nursing, Kassahun Tafesse
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Health extension program (HEP) is an innovative community based strategy to deliver preventive and promotive services. It brings community participation through creation of behavioral change. It also improves the utilization of health services by bridging the gap between the community and health facilities. The aim of this study is assessing attitude and participation level of households towards health extension program in Nefas Silk Lafto Sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Community based cross-sectional study design was used  with the sample size of 423 households were included by using systematic sampling method. Structured pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data. Frequencies, proportions, odds ratio (95% CI), adjusted odds ratio(95% CI) and logistic regression were used for description of the study population, to determine dependent and independent variables association strength and relative effect of independent variables on dependent variables. Participation level of households in health extension program was 42% (95% C.I= 0.37-0.47). The attitude of households (HHs) on the change HEP implementation brought; satisfaction on HEP services; communication skill of HEWs; believing HEWs skillful and  satisfaction on HEWs service provision were associated with participation level of households in HEP [AOR(95%C.I): 0.15(0.04-0.54), 21.08(2.32-191.38), 0.06(0.01-0.64), 0.11(0.03-0.35) and 2.67(1.01-7.09) respectively. Participation level of households in health extension program is low. The level participation is associated with attitude on the change HEP implementation brought; satisfaction on HEP services; communication skill of HEWs; believing HEWs skillful and satisfaction of on HEWs service provision. Strong advocacy on HEP and continuous improvement of HEWs capacity is important.

Keywords: Health extension program, Health Extension Workers, level of Participation, Nefas Silk Lafto sub city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Mesafint Wana, Atinafu Nega and Kassahun Tafesse Hidoto. 2020. Households Level of Participation towards Health Extension Program (HEP) at Nefas Silk Lafto Sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(2): 16-29
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.802.003