Volume 10, Issue 2 (2022)                   Health Educ Health Promot 2022, 10(2): 227-231 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Nursing Department, Al-Kut University College, Wasit, Iraq , ali.f.alsaadi@alkutcollege.edu.iq
2- Nursing Department, Al-Maarif University College, Ramadi, Iraq
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Aims: It is vital to examine nurses' disaster management capacity to determine their readiness levels, particularly in a Hilla where disasters are common. This study aimed to assess healthcare providers of their knowledge and preparedness for disaster management.
Instrument & Methods: This descriptive-cross-sectional study was conducted from June to October 2021, to investigate the knowledge preparedness of nurses for disaster management in primary healthcare clinics. The instruments were constructed by the researcher to fulfill the study's goals using non-probability sampling. The purposive sample was chosen from 200 people who worked in emergency departments of primary health care institutions, and data was collected using two study tools (questionnaire and demographic data). The instrument's reliability was confirmed by test and retest, and the instrument's validity was determined by a panel of specialists. Graphic information (frequency, percentages, arithmetic mean, and standard deviation), as well as illative information, were employed to interpret the data (sufficiency in a relative).
Findings: In terms of gender, most of the participants were male, 31-41 years old, married, and had no prior experience of a real disaster. The subjects had a strong knowledge of all studied items. The overall assessment of the preparedness of Nurses' compliance in disaster management was high.
Conclusion: The majority of nurses had a strong awareness of disaster preparedness.
Article number: 3
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Quality of Life
Received: 2022/02/10 | Accepted: 2022/04/25 | Published: 2022/05/31
* Corresponding Author Address: Nursing Department, Al-Kut University College, Wasit, Iraq

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