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Predictors of health-related quality of life among healthcare workers in the context of health system strengthening in Kenya

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15662
dc.description.abstract Kenya is among the countries with an acute shortage of skilled health workers. There have been recurrent health worker strikes in Kenya due to several issues, some of which directly or indirectly affect their health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among healthcare workers in public and mission hospitals in Meru County, Kenya. A cross-sectional study design was undertaken among 553 healthcare workers across 24 hospitals in Meru County. The participants completed the EuroQol-five dimension-five level (EQ-5D-5L) instrument, which measures health status across five dimensions and the overall self-assessment of health status on a visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS). Approximately 66.55% of the healthcare workers reported no problems (i.e., 11,111) across the five dimensions. The six predictors of HRQOL among the healthcare workers were hospital ownership (p < 0.05), age (p < 0.05), income (p < 0.01), availability of water for handwashing (p < 0.05), presence of risk in using a toilet facility (p < 0.05), and overall safety of hospital work environment (p < 0.05). Personal, job-related attributes and work environment characteristics are significant predictors of healthcare workers HRQOL. Thus,these factors ought to be considered by health policymakers and managers when developing and implementing policies and programs aimed at promoting HRQOL among healthcare workers. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.subject HEALTHCARE en
dc.subject HEALTH CARE WORKERS en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.title Predictors of health-related quality of life among healthcare workers in the context of health system strengthening in Kenya en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 9(18) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Healthcare en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11685 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10830 en
dc.bibliographictitle Muthuri, R.N.D.K., Senkubuge, F. & Hongoro, C. (2020) Predictors of health-related quality of life among healthcare workers in the context of health system strengthening in Kenya. <i>Healthcare</i>. 9(18):Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Muthuri, R.N.D.K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Senkubuge, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hongoro, C. en


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