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Disaster management: Identifying Malaysian nurses’ knowledge and predictor factors

Ahayalimudin, Nurul'Ain and Ismail, Aniza and Mohd Saiboon, Ismail (2012) Disaster management: Identifying Malaysian nurses’ knowledge and predictor factors. In: World Society of Disaster Nursing Research Conference 2012, 23 & 24 August 2012, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. (Unpublished)

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Background: Disaster is unpredictable events and the numbers are mounting from day to day. It is crucial for nurses to be prepared in facing disaster and aftermath. The aim is to determine knowledge towards disaster management and identifying predictor factors. Methods: This comparative cross-sectional study conducted in one of states in Malaysia. The data was collected in October and November 2011. The questionnaire distributed to randomly select 468 nurses from emergency and trauma departments and health clinics with response rate of 84.6 per cent. Results: There is no difference on knowledge of both groups where 59.1% are having inadequate knowledge. Emergency nurses who attended disaster-related education/training are more likely to have adequate knowledge (p<0.05, AOR=3.807, 95% CI=1.584-9.153) and attended disaster-related education/training is predictors to the adequate knowledge of community health nurse (p<0.001, AOR=3.511, 95% CI=2.097-5.881). Conclusion: It has been proven statistically that adequacy of knowledge is driven by attending disaster-related education. Thus, it is paramount for organization to conduct disaster-related education/training as to improve knowledge towards disaster management. Keywords: disaster management; disaster nursing; emergency nurse; community/public health nurse; knowledge, attitude and practice

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 6209/27853
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster management; Malaysian nurses’ knowledge and predictor
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Nurul'Ain Ahayalimudin
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 15:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27853

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