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Submitted: 05 February 2019 Modified: 05 February 2019
HERDIN Record #: R07-UVGMC-19020420060563

Assessing implementation of integrated management of childhood illness as perceived by barangay health workers in selected barangay health centers in Cebu City, Philippines.

Jay Rafael B. Alayon,
Karen S. Duero,
Novie Grace Quitong,
Aris Mon B. Manila,
Cristian June L. Muñez

IMCI is an integrated approach to child health that focuses on the well-being of the whole child and barangay health workers are the front-liners of our health care system. Thus this study generally determines the implementation of IMCI as perceived by the Barangay Health Workers (BWHs) in thirteen Barangay Health Centers in Cebu City, Philippines.


This study specifically focused on the socio-demographic profile, level of knowledge and level of performance of BHWs.


This research is a descriptive study. 100 BHWs from thirteen (13) barangay health centers namely: Apas, Bacayan, Banilad, Capitol, Carreta, Guadalupe, Hipodromo, Labangon, Lahug, Mabolo, Sambag I, Talamban and Barrio Luz was selected by the convenience sampling to be the respondents of this study. Knowledge was measured using a self-administered 20 item questionnaire and performance was determined through 29 item self assessment checklist.


The result showed that the mean knowledge score is 93% while the mean performance score is 57%.


However, assessing the level of knowledge and performance of BHWs in regard to common community illnesses, rating the performance by the  Barangay health physician and increased the number of respondent more the 100 are rcommended.


 


 

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
MD
Specialization
Medicine
Publication Date
May 2018
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
University of the Visayas - Gullas College of Medicine Library Fil.-T Al129 2018 Fulltext Print Format (Ask the Information Officer)
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