Assessing Family Preparedness for Terrorism and Disasters in a Rural Community: A Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156589
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Presentation
Title:
Assessing Family Preparedness for Terrorism and Disasters in a Rural Community: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
Assessing Family Preparedness for Terrorism and Disasters in a Rural Community: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Mangum, Carl, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Mississippi Medical Center
Title:Instructor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Janet Cooper, MSN, CNOR
Design: This is a non-experimental descriptive study assessing family preparedness, in the home, for terrorism and disasters, and the perceived need for specific training, education, and information that can be provided by the nurse in a community. Concept: The campaign currently used by the Department of Homeland Security to prepare individuals for responding to terrorism and disasters is a family approach. A previous survey indicated that 36% of individuals have an emergency supply kit, 24% have a family emergency plan, and 16% have sought addition information about what to do in an emergency. The purpose of this study is to survey a community to determine their readiness and identify additional areas of opportunity to assist families in the community with preparedness activities. Research Questions: How does the individual family's knowledge, skill and attitude relate to their preparedness for terrorism and disaster? What other training, education, and information do individual families need to be prepared, in the home, for terrorism and disasters that may occur in their community? Site/Population: A community of 7,386 people with 2,817 households, located in southeastern United States will be used for the study. The average family size is 3.06. The median age of residents is 33.6 years. Per capita income is $20,689. Methodology: An investigator designed instrument will be used. A questionnaire of likert and open-ended questions will be made available to all households in a community. Participants can respond by mailing the completed questionnaire back to the researchers or by answering the questionnaire on a provided website. Findings: The study will be complete by June 1, 2005 and findings will be reported at the Sigma Theta Tau International Congress Implications: Implications will be based on findings and will address the individual family's responsibility and the nurse's role in family / community education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing Family Preparedness for Terrorism and Disasters in a Rural Community: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156589-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessing Family Preparedness for Terrorism and Disasters in a Rural Community: A Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mangum, Carl, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Mississippi Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cmangum@son.umsmed.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Cooper, MSN, CNOR</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Design: This is a non-experimental descriptive study assessing family preparedness, in the home, for terrorism and disasters, and the perceived need for specific training, education, and information that can be provided by the nurse in a community. Concept: The campaign currently used by the Department of Homeland Security to prepare individuals for responding to terrorism and disasters is a family approach. A previous survey indicated that 36% of individuals have an emergency supply kit, 24% have a family emergency plan, and 16% have sought addition information about what to do in an emergency. The purpose of this study is to survey a community to determine their readiness and identify additional areas of opportunity to assist families in the community with preparedness activities. Research Questions: How does the individual family's knowledge, skill and attitude relate to their preparedness for terrorism and disaster? What other training, education, and information do individual families need to be prepared, in the home, for terrorism and disasters that may occur in their community? Site/Population: A community of 7,386 people with 2,817 households, located in southeastern United States will be used for the study. The average family size is 3.06. The median age of residents is 33.6 years. Per capita income is $20,689. Methodology: An investigator designed instrument will be used. A questionnaire of likert and open-ended questions will be made available to all households in a community. Participants can respond by mailing the completed questionnaire back to the researchers or by answering the questionnaire on a provided website. Findings: The study will be complete by June 1, 2005 and findings will be reported at the Sigma Theta Tau International Congress Implications: Implications will be based on findings and will address the individual family's responsibility and the nurse's role in family / community education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:55:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:55:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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