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Disaster preparedness awareness among critical care nurses at a tertiary hospital in Pahang, Malaysia

Azali, Nurul Aqila and Mohamed Ludin, Salizar (2020) Disaster preparedness awareness among critical care nurses at a tertiary hospital in Pahang, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research, 4 (3). pp. 1-9. E-ISSN 2550-1607

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Abstract

Background:Disaster preparedness should be taken seriously as preventive measures and it is one of the elements in the disaster risk reduction framework but the status the country is unknown. Methods and materials: A cross-sectional study was done using Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool to investigate the relationship between factors contributing to disaster preparednessof on 125 critical care nurses toward their preparedness in a disaster. Findings:Thefacility where the nurses workshowed significant contributionto disaster preparedness (p <0.05). Variables that shows strong relationship and positively correlated are knowledge (r = 0.654, p = 0.001), skills (r = 0.727, p = 0.001) and perception: r = 0.737, p = 0.001). Discussion: The finding is similar to (Tzeng et al., 2016) that found disaster preparedness to have a significant association with participants’ educational level, emergency or intensive care experience, number of years in nursing and their background. Disaster experience was found to be influencing the willingness to respond (Goodhue, et al., 2012; Baack and Alfred, 2013). (Sonneborn, Miller, Head, and Cross 2018) also emphasized the nurses' required disaster training annually.Conclusion:Overall, there was a significant association between the level of knowledge, skills and perception toward disaster preparedness with the level of disaster preparedness. Training is needed to create awareness and preparedness.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4633/81660
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster Preparedness, Critical Care Nurses, Awareness
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: DR Salizar Mohamed Ludin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 11:09
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81660

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