Volume 1, Number 2 (Health in Emergencies and Disasters 2014)                   HDQ 2014, 1(2): 165-180 | Back to browse issues page


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Asadzadeh M, AryanKhesal A, Seyedin H, Babaei J. The Relationship between Knowledge and Attitude of Managers with Preparedness of Healthcare Centers in Rey Health Network against Earthquake Risk - 2013. HDQ. 2014; 1 (2) :165-180
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-61-en.html

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Introduction: Despite advances in science and technology, still some natural hazards such as earthquakes cannot be predicted accurately. However, with appropriate knowledge, accurate planning and necessary predictions, we can decrease the mortality and financial losses of such disasters. Therefore, attitude and preparedness of healthcare managers toward earthquake can have an important role in improving the preparedness. Therefore, knowledge and attitude of Rey-country health network managers and the preparedness of healthcare centers covered by these managers and the relationship between them have been investigated. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. The sample population was consisted of healthcare administrators at Rey-country health network. Data were gathered by a questionnaire that was designed in three types (knowledge assessment, attitudes study, and preparedness of centers) and its validity and reliability have been verified. Date analysis was based on correlation and descriptive statistics, assisted by SPSS. Results: Managers’ mean score of knowledge was 14.2 (out of 33), with a standard deviation of 5.5. The maximum and minimum scores were 23 and 1, respectively. The results showed the unpreparedness of health care centers and mean score was 40.2%totally, based on responses of these centers’ managers. Most managers generally believed that earthquake is a very probable hazard in Rey-country. Conclusions: Considering that managers’ knowledge was rather low, preparedness among centers was low as well. According to low knowledge and unsuitable preparedness, more theoretical and practical trainings and maneuvers were necessary to be held for managers about earthquake preparedness.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/06/19 | Accepted: 2014/06/19 | Published: 2014/06/19

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