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Assessing the Motivational Level and Implication of Lack of Motivation of Nurses in Hospital in Fako Division Cameroon
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 10-18
Received: Sep. 28, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 17, 2016; Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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Stanly Mbua Elive, Under Privileged Children and Women Assistance (UPCAWA-SWEDEN), Buea, Cameroon
Samuel Nambile Cumber, Under Privileged Children and Women Assistance (UPCAWA-SWEDEN), Buea, Cameroon; Discipline of Public Health Medicine, Department of Nursing & Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Fongang Che Landis, Under Privileged Children and Women Assistance (UPCAWA-SWEDEN), Buea, Cameroon
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The progress of any health organization depends on the input of the health workers and this depends on how much they are motivated by the organization. With lack of motivation health workers work reluctantly and this affects the recovery rate of most patients. To know the motivational level and the implication of lack of motivation is important. This study was carried out from January-October, 2015. This was a mixed study (quantitative and qualitative) on health institutions in Fako Division. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire involving both open and closed questions. Data was analyzed using Epi Info version 3.1, and SPSS version 21.0. The level of statistical significance was set at a P value < 0.05 at a 95% Confidence Level. We included 185 participants of which 151 (81.6%) were female. We saw that the motivation in institutions was low as most institutions motivate once a year (42.7%) causing little or no satisfaction amongst nurses. With lack of motivation, nurses were reluctant to work and high rate of “private practice”. We concluded that when institutions motivate nurses there was increased output, increased patient input into the institution and a reduced rate of malpractice among the nurses. We recommend that health institutions should motivate nurses regularly to have a desired output.
Motivation, Implication, Output, Cameroon
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Stanly Mbua Elive, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Fongang Che Landis, Assessing the Motivational Level and Implication of Lack of Motivation of Nurses in Hospital in Fako Division Cameroon, World Journal of Public Health. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 10-18. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.13
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