Correlation between Emergency Nurses' Perceptions of Hospital Facility Support and Disaster Preparedness: A Cross-Sectional Study

Dewa Gede Sanjaya Putra, Kuswantoro Rusca Putra, Noorhamdani AS Noorhamdani AS

Abstract


Disasters cause material losses, morbidity, and deaths. Support for the role of hospitals and health workers, especially nurses, is needed to reduce the number of victims in each disaster. Using a cross-sectional survey design, this  study aims to analyze the relationship between nurses' perceptions of hospital facility support and disaster preparedness . One hundred sixty seven respondents were selected using proportional random sampling. Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool (DPET) was used to assess the participants’ readiness, and the Health Sector Self-Assessment Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction was used to assess nurses' perceptions of hospital facility support. The final results of the analysis using the Spearman Rank test showed a significant correlation between hospital infrastructure support and emergency nurses’ preparedness in disaster preparedness with a p-value (0.000) <alpha (0.05). The higher the nurses' perceptions of hospital facility support, the higher their preparedness in disaster management is. Strengthening guidelines of disaster planning in hospitals, especially regarding the ability of hospitals to overcome the impacts of disasters, will provide optimal support for emergency nurses during a disaster crisis.

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