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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2349-2996(Online), 2231-1149(Print)
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Assess The Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness and Family Disaster Kit
Soney M Varghese
Sheela Shenai N A
Preethy Jawahar1, Soney M Varghese2, Dr. Sheela Shenai N A3
1Assistant Professor, Dept of Community Health Nursing MOSC, College of Nursing, Kolenchery
2HOD, Dept of Community Health Nursing MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery
3Principal MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery
Background: Disaster preparedness is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. A family disaster kit is simply a collection of basic items a household may need in the event of an emergency or disaster.1 Objectives: To assess the knowledge on disaster preparedness and family disaster kit among adults and to find the association between knowledge and selected variables. Materials and Methods: Descriptive survey design was used to assess the knowledge on disaster preparedness and family disaster kit among adults. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square were used. Results: The study shows that majority of samples were having average knowledge (85.6%) and knowledge on disaster preparedness and family disaster kit have no significant association with selected variables which was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: This study will further help in creating awareness among the participants and to motivate them to prepare a family disaster kit.
knowledge, disaster preparedness, family disaster kit.
Preethy Jawahar, Soney M Varghese, Sheela Shenai N A. Assess The Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness and Family Disaster Kit. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(2): 213-214.
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