NURSES’ PERCEIVED FAMILIARITY WITH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Ng , X.J. and Lim , B.C. and Y, Azlina and Soon , Lean Keng (2016) NURSES’ PERCEIVED FAMILIARITY WITH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 3 (6). ISSN 2289-7577

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    Abstract

    A major disaster, either natural or man-made, resulting in a large number of deaths and casualties, is hard to predict. Hence, preparing for, and responding to, a disaster is a public health priority that must be addressed, often in situations with constrained resources. The aim of this study was to assess nurses’ familiarity with disaster preparedness. A cross-sectional design was used. One hundred and thirty nurses were recruited using simple random sampling. Data was collected between December 2013 and February 2014 using a self-administered questionnaire. Pearson Chi Square analyses were used to determine the association between socio-demographic data and nurses’ perceived familiarity with disaster preparedness. A p value of ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The majority of the nurses were female (80%). Less than half were from the intensive care unit (30%). More than half were unfamiliar with disaster preparedness (62.3%). Among the socio-demographic factors, nurses’ workplace area was associated with perceived disaster preparedness [

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Article
    Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 14:38
    Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 14:38
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35723

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