Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Health Information System

Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Archana Sinha

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    Abstract

    Primary health centres (PHCs) serve as the first line of defence against illness and diseases, where health information system (HIS) assists the professionals working at these centres in collecting, analyzing and ensuring the overall quality of data for all health-related decision-making. The study was conducted with an objective to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of HIS among the staff of PHCs of a district of an eastern state of India The study was conducted among 205 professionals including doctors, nurses, auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), pharmacists and clerks of 23 PHCs. A validated and pre-tested structured questionnaire was used for the study. The frequency and cumulative score was calculated using MS Excel. The study result shows that the average cumulative knowledge, practice and attitude indicator of PHCs of the district as 6.7, 6.4 and 8.7, respectively. The average infrastructure index of PHC was 0.93, and 21.73 per cent of PHCs of the district were below the average value with all indicators. As the average values for the knowledge, practice and attitude indicators were found to be low with respect to most of the parameters; the need identified was to make the clinical and non-clinical staff more aware about the HIS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)425-437
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Health Management
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2015

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