Correlation among Nurses' Educational Status, Knowledge and Disaster Preparedness Abilities

종합병원 간호사의 재난대처교육, 지식, 재난대처능력간 상관관계

  • Received : 2017.04.25
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


The purpose of this study is to define the relationships among awareness about the necessity of disaster preparedness education, the actual educational status, preparedness knowledge, and the certainty of knowledge among nurses. The study participants comprised a total of 125 nurses with over 3 months of clinical experience in general hospitals with more than 100 beds in a metropolitan city. Data were collected in January 2016 and analyzed by descriptive statistics, a t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficients. The results showed meaningful correlations between the existence of educational programs in hospitals and disaster preparedness abilities (r=.29, p=.001). There were also meaningful correlations between educational experience within a year and disaster preparedness abilities (r=.33, p<.001). There was a negative relationship between disaster preparedness abilities and knowledge (r=-.27, p=.003) and a positive relationship with confidence about the correctness of knowledge(r=.23, p=.003). Based on the results, an educational program in a clinical setting is needed to improve the degree of confidence about the correctness of knowledge and ultimately to enhance disaster preparedness abilities.


Abilities;Disaster;Disaster preparedness;Educational status;Knowledge


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