Importance and performance of quality improvement at the institutes of health profession education in Yemen

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The key goals of this study are to assess the quality improvement at health profession institutes and to detect the importance of quality improvement among the staff. It aimed to conduct a comprehensive evaluation for pyramids of health profession institutes, with an emphasis on improving change across all levels in the organization; these are: Leadership, policy, strategy, people, partnership, resources and process. A cross-sectional study was conducted using quantitative method. Importance and performance of quality improvement were assessed using a general assessment questionnaire at the main campus of the High Institute of Health Sciences in Yemen, including its branches in ten governorates. A self-directed questionnaire was distributed to 207staff who were randomly selected. The response rate in the study was 97% (n = 207/201) most of them were academic staff (81%). The findings of the study showed a general awareness among the staff regarding quality improvement importance, however the level of institute performance was at a moderate level with a mean of 3.6.The results of this study revealed a significant gender difference between male and female regarding the performance of health profession institutes in relation to policy, people, partnership, resources and process. The study indicated that improving leadership will have the first effect on the entire quality system as it will not only improve the quality for being one of its factors, but it will also push people's will and motivation to participate in the process of improvement. This study contributes to a better understanding of the influence quality improvement has on the health profession education. The results of the study will help the academic developers to enhance the quality of health profession education and then the performance of health service providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Health Occupations
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Motivation
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Keywords

  • Health profession education
  • Performance
  • Quality improvement importance
  • Yemen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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