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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

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GIMENEZ, E; AGUILAR, G  and  PERALTA, N. Perceived and observed competences in the Health Information System of the Social Security Institute (IPS). PRISM OBAT evaluation. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2018, vol.8, n.1, pp.53-58. ISSN 2307-3349.

The competences of the personnel assigned to the routine health information system are factors associated with the performance of using the information to make improvements in the health of the population. The objective of this work was to evaluate the perceived competences and the observed skills to perform key tasks of the health information system in the Social Security Institute. As a method, a study was carried out in 2012, of an observational, descriptive cross-sectional type, which included public institutions of the national health system. Cluster sampling was made, where 109 people involved in IPS routine health system participated. A standard questionnaire was applied according to the PRISM / OBAT model. The results indicated that there are significant differences between what the staff believes they can do and what they are actually capable of doing. Especially regarding the ability to interpret and use information. Under this model, the motivation was 82.1%, perceived self-efficacy 78.6% and the observed competences 57.5%. The skills to interpret the information and to use it had the lowest results 28% and 51% respectively.

Keywords : Routine health information system; determinants of behavior; PRISM; OBAT.

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