A Systematic Review on Studies Related to Disaster

재난관련 연구의 체계적 문헌고찰

  • Park, Ju Young (College of Nursing, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Gaeun (College of Nursing, Keimyung University/Research Institute for Nursing Science)
  • 박주영 (건양대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 김가은 (계명대학교 간호대학/간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.01.25
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


This study was conducted to investigate the trends in domestic and international disaster-related research through a systematic review of the literature and to establish a basis for future disaster-related countermeasures and development directions. A related literature search was conducted through the domestic and foreign databases through the combination of disaster-related terms from 2000 until February 28, 2017, and 79 articles were used in the analysis based on selection and exclusion criteria of 177 total documents. As a result of the research, 31.6% of disaster research type was quantitative studies, and 29.1% of the major disciplines were medical research. In addition, there were engineering(18.9%), public administration(13.9%), and nursing(11.4%). In foreign literature, there are many triage studies for the classification of patients in multiple lesions. On the other hand, only 30.4% of total triage studies in Korea were detected. Most of them were related to triage development, triage evaluation, triage research, and reviews. In addition, according to the disaster nursing capacity framework of the International Council of Nurses, 72.3% of studies were related to the response phase. Future research on disasters requires interdisciplinary convergence, patient classification, and technology integration to improve the survival rate of multiple injuries, and an integrated system based on the results of collaborative research among interdisciplinary groups is needed.


Disaster;Nursing;Safety;Systematic review;Triage


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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