Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Disaster Preparedness and Management Among Nurses at Lahore General Hospital
Shazia Younas1, Nazia Yousef1*, Sidra Tasneem1, Rubina Jabeen1
Department of Nursing, Lahore General Hospital Lahore, Superior University Lahore, Pakistan
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev. Vol 7(1): 36-43.
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Background: A disaster is an accident that may be a source of enormous harm and disturbance. The nurse’s role is very important during disaster management and emergency preparedness.
Objective: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding disaster management among nurses of Lahore General Hospital Lahore.
Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study design was used.
Place and Duration: This study conducted in Emergency and Triage department of Lahore General Hospital, Lahore from 15th March to 30th June 2020.
Results: The results of this study showed that participants had moderate level of knowledge, which was 78.1%, participants had high positive attitude level that was 79.6%. However, their practices were poor and overall poor practices were 54.8%.
Conclusion: Current study showed that nurses had moderate level of knowledge and high level of positive attitude but poor practices regarding disaster preparedness and management in hospital setting. So, therefore it should be need to work on practices.
Keywords: Knowledge; attitude; practice; disaster; disaster management.