Evaluation of Relationship of Sources of Health Information System (HIS) and HIS Feedback in Selected Public Health Facilities in Nairobi City County, Kenya
Mairanga, G. G.
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Aim: This study sought to assess the extent to which sources of Health Information System (HIS) is associated with HIS feedback in the public health facilities in Nairobi City County. Methodology: This study adopted the descriptive survey research design. Independent variable was sources of data and information in HIS while dependent variable was the HIS feedback. Public health facilities in Nairobi City County were chosen as the area of study. The research targeted public health record personnel in the public health facilities and the officials of the National HIS Coordinating Committee. To obtain suitable sample, the study used stratified, random and purposive sampling techniques. The sample size of 130 respondents was chosen in the public health facilities. The research instruments used included questionnaires and interview schedule guides. Collected data were coded and then entered into a secure database for analysis by use of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. Both descriptive as well as inferential statistics were used for analysis. Qualitative data were analyzed with an aim of establishing the themes. Significance was assessed at p = 0.05. Results: The sources of data had a negative association with HIS feedback with a correlation coefficient of -0.753. The relationship between sources of data and HIS feedback was significant (p = 0.0476). Conclusion: Based on the findings, it was concluded that many sources of data negatively influences HIS feedback. Thus, with more sources of data, there is less HIS feedback.
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