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How female community health workers navigate work challenges and why there are still gaps in their performance: a look at female community health workers in maternal and child health in two Indian…

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, July 2017
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Title
How female community health workers navigate work challenges and why there are still gaps in their performance: a look at female community health workers in maternal and child health in two Indian districts through a reciprocal determinism framework
Published in
Human Resources for Health, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12960-017-0222-3
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Authors

Enisha Sarin, Sarah Smith Lunsford

Abstract

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are community health workers tasked to deliver health prevention in communities and link them with the health care sector. This paper examines the social, cultural, and institutional influences that either facilitate or impede ASHAs' abilities to deliver services effectively through the lens of the reciprocal determinism framework of social cognitive theory. We conducted 98 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with ASHAs (n = 49) and their family members (n = 49) in Gurdaspur and Mewat districts. Data were analyzed by comparing and contrasting codes leading to the identification of patterns which were explained with the help of a theoretical framework. We found that while the work of ASHAs led to some positive health changes in the community, thus providing them with a sense of self-worth and motivation, community norms and beliefs as well as health system attitudes and practices limited their capacity as community health workers. We outline potential mechanisms for improving ASHA capacity such as improved sensitization about religious, cultural, and gender norms; enhanced communication skills; and sensitization and advocating their work with health and state officials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 19%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Postgraduate 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 17%
Psychology 6 13%
Social Sciences 6 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 July 2017.
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#2,153,532
of 13,914,413 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#293
of 751 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,626
of 265,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#3
of 8 outputs
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