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Disaster management: identifying knowledge of community health nurses and its predictor factor

Ahayalimudin, Nurul'Ain and Ismail, Aniza (2014) Disaster management: identifying knowledge of community health nurses and its predictor factor. In: 2nd Commonwealth Nurses Conference, 8th-9th March 2014, Royal College of Physician, Regent's Park, London. (Unpublished)

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Background In recent year, disaster occurrences are increasing in numbers. Community health nurses (CHNs) as front lines are required to be prepared and act effectively during the events. With mounting numbers of health-related disasters, CHNs play very crucial roles to ensure the community receives appropriate services in which the outcomes will lead to the improvement of nursing care. In this study, the knowledge of community health nurses and predictor factor to the findings were investigated. Methodology The cross sectional study was conducted among 312 CHNs in one of the state in Malaysia with response rate of 84.5% (n=264). The respondents were randomized selected through the process of multistage sampling method; stratified according to the district and later through simple random sampling among those who works in the district. Results The results revealed about 59.1% (n=156) of CHNs are identified as having inadequate knowledge in relation to disaster management. Following the result, multiple logistic analysis test was carried out to determine the factor that can predict the outcomes besides eliminating the confounding in the study (p<0.000, AOR: 3.511, 95% CI: 2.097 – 5.881). It was identified the likelihood of CHNs attending disaster education is about 3.5 times to have adequate knowledge which may lead to the good outcomes. Conclusion The CHNs play very crucial role in managing health disaster such s pandemic, therefore, the health care organization shall encompass the disaster-related education/training into their continuous education. With the slogan of world without boundaries, the migration of the contagious disease also becomes across the global. In the nutshell, it is very essential to educate and provide adequate training to the CHNs for improvement of health care system predominantly public health Keywords Disaster management; community health nurse; knowledge on disaster; predictor factor

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6209/43418
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster management
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: 22 Jun 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 14:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43418

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