Influence of risk taking propensity among Kenyan community health workers Academic Article uri icon


  • The study sought to establishand examinethe extent to which risk-taking propensityand entrepreneurial behaviour influences health indicators among community health workers and their clients. Thearea of study location wasKisumu East District, Kisumu County, Nyanza Province in Kenya. Data on health indicators such as Antenatal Clinic use,Facility delivery, Measles immunization, Insecticide Treated Netsuse, water treatment and latrine use were collected through structured questionnaires and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Community health workers with high risk taking propensity as an entrepreneurial characteristics achieved better results in health indicators than those with low entrepreneurial characteristics especially in health facility delivery and water treatment. This could be a solution to motivating community health workers who are being considered for task shifting in the health work force yet how to remunerate them is a problem since a budget for their services would be unmanageable by governments

publication date

  • 2012