Volume 16, Issue 3 (Autumn 2012)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2012, 16(3): 72-77 | Back to browse issues page

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Hojat M. Disaster Disaster preparedness in hospitals of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences (2010). J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2012; 16 (3) :72-77
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1328-en.html
Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran , Email: mohsenhojat@yahoo.com
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  Background: The city of Jahrom is one of the phenomenal zones of the country and therefore, the city hospitals must have the potential to act in emergency situations.

  Objective: This research was intended to determine the degree of disaster preparedness in the hospitals affiliated to the Jahrom University of Medical science.

  Methods: The descriptive study carried out in 2 teaching general hospitals of Jahrom University of Medical Science, Jahrom (Iran) in 2010. Data collection was performed using a researcher-made checklist questionnaire composed of 230 questions . For every 10 variables, a collection of 5 domains including the equipments, logistic, personnel, place, and work process was considered. Checklist validity was accepted by face and content validity and its reliability calculated by test re- test method and Speaman’s test (r=0.88).

  Findings: The hospitals’ preparedness was found to be very week in transfer and evacuation weak in admission, communication, and management moderate in emergency, traffic, personnel, security, and logistic and very good in education. The overall preparedness was at moderate level.

  Conclusion: Improving the disaster preparedness requires the hospitals to follow programs mostly focused on transfer and evacuation, admission, communication, and management.






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