Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 511

Article in Press

Health professionals Perception and Satisfaction on Quality of Laboratory Malaria Diagnostic service; the case Awi Zone, North Ethiopia


  •  Received: 15 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 15 January 2019
Inappropriate perception and inadequate satisfaction of health workers pose significant challenges on malaria diagnostic services in the fight against malaria. Such information however is a gap in most rural health facilities. This study assessed Health Professionals perception and their satisfaction towards malaria quality diagnostic service in Northern Ethiopia. A cross-sectional facility based study was conducted in 2013among 136 participants (110 clinicians and 26 laboratory professionals) engaged in malaria management. Level of perception and satisfaction was measured using a validated structured questionnaire. The structured data were entered using Epi-Info version 3.5.3 and analyzed by SPSS version 20. The finding indicated that about 61% (67/110) of the clinicians and 50% (13/26) of laboratory professionals were satisfied with the quality of work. Those clinicians who request laboratory malaria diagnosis based on sound clinical judgment were more satisfied (AOR=3.12, 95%CI=1.06-9.13) than their counterparts while those who trust laboratory malaria diagnostic result as just reliable were 68.0% (AOR=0.32, 95%CI=0.13-0.83) less likely to be satisfied than the referent groups. Laboratory professionals with no limiting factors for laboratory diagnosis were 30.6 times

Keywords: Health professional, malaria, Awi zone, Ethiopia