THE EFFECT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ON PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA- (ACASE OF MURANG’A COUNTY HOSPITALS)

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dc.contributor.author Abuko, Lydiah Keya
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-29T10:03:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-29T10:03:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3613
dc.description Master of Public Administration, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Good health care is a fundamental need in the life of a person because it helps develop a positive self-image and also opens up the opportunities for the individual to do their daily duties as required of them. The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between socioeconomic factors and public health service delivery in Kenya. From earlier studies available, it can be noted that a number of studies regarding public health service delivery have been done. However, hardly does one come across a study addressing the relationship between Socioeconomic factors and public health service delivery in Kenya. Therefore, this formed the basis of the current study. The specific objectives of the study was to: determine whether financial resources affected public health service delivery in Kenya; determine whether education level affected public health service delivery in Kenya and to establish whether health facilities affect public health service delivery in Murang’a County.The study was both quantitative and qualitative.Descriptive analysis involved the use of frequencies in their absolute and relative forms (percentage). Inferential analysis was done to find out if there is any relationship between dependent and the independent variables of the study .The target population included a list of staff and patients. A sample of 475 respondents was drawn across the various categories of population that is staff and patients. Stratified sampling; simple random sampling and purposive sampling were used to draw data. Primary data was collected through questionnaires while Secondary data was collected through journals and reports. Content validity of the instruments was used to establish the accuracy of the research instruments whereby the questionnaire was aligned with the conceptual framework. In order to ensure reliability, rehearsals were done with the research assistant(s) to ensure that they fully understood the research instruments. After data collection, the filled-in and returned questionnaires were edited for completeness, coded and entries made into Statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 18). Data was organized into frequency tables from which the means, percentage were calculated. Spearman rank correlation analysis was used to examine the relationships among the different aspects of quality of healthcare. One–way ANOVA technique was used to show if there is any statistical difference in public health service delivery. The reaction to the study was positive as a response of 75% was achieved. Based on one-way ANOVA, the F value was 302.410 with a p-value 0.000 < 0.05 significance level means that the calculated F Value is statistically significant. The R value of the study was 0.863 and R2 value of 0.745. This established a significance of 0.192 for lack of enough financial resources, a significance of 0.709 for facilities in the hospitals and a significance of 0.709 for education level respectively. The study recommended that there should be enough and equitable financial allocation to all the hospitals in Kenya so that they can adequately run their daily activities. In addition, there should also be proper education awareness about health facilities to patients from the experts. Lastly, availability of facilities such as beds, laboratories should be provided to ease the work being done in the hospitals. Findings from this study will be used by the policy makers as a guide to decision making on improvement of health services which will in turn improve health service delivery. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Murang'a University of Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title THE EFFECT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ON PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA- (ACASE OF MURANG’A COUNTY HOSPITALS) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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