Martono Martono,Satino Satino,Nursalam Nursalam,Ferry Efendi,Angeline Bushy.[J].中华创伤杂志英文版,2019,22(1):41-46
Indonesian nurses’ perception of disaster management preparedness
KeyWord: DisastersKnowledgeNursesPreparedness
Author NameAffiliation
Martono Martono Nursing Department, Health Polytechnic of Surakarta, Ministry of Health Indonesia 
Satino Satino Nursing Department, Health Polytechnic of Surakarta, Ministry of Health Indonesia 
Nursalam Nursalam Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia 
Ferry Efendi Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia 
Angeline Bushy College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, USA 
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      Purpose: Using a quantitative approach, this study aims to assess Indonesian nurses’ perception of their knowledge, skills, and preparedness regarding disaster management. Methods: This study was a descriptive comparison in design. The research samples are Indonesian nurses working in medical services and educational institutions. The variables of nurses’ preparedness to cope with disaster victims were measured using the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool (DPET), which was electronically distributed to all nurses in Indonesia. Data were analyzed using a statistical descriptive one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and t-test with a significance level of 95%. Results: In total,1341 Indonesian nurses completed this survey. The average scores of preparedness to cope with disasters, the ability to recover from disaster, and evaluation of disaster victims were 3.13, 2.53, and 2.46, respectively. In general, nurses surveyed in this study are less prepared for disaster management, and do not understand their roles either during the phase of disaster preparedness or in coping with a postdisaster situation. Conclusion: Nurses’ preparedness and understanding of their roles in coping with disasters are still low in Indonesia. Therefore, their capacity in preparedness, responses, recovery, and evaluation of disasters needs improvement through continuing education. The efforts needed are significant due to potential disasters in Indonesia.
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