The Effectiveness of Educational Training related to Disaster Preparedness among the Nursing Students

Effectiveness of Educational Training

  • Badil Das Patwani Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Aftab Ghouri Benazir College of Nursing, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana.
  • Raja . Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Ruth K.M. Pfau, Civil Hospital, Karachi.
  • Shaheen Zahir Ali Indus College of Nursing & Midwifery, Karachi.
  • Abdur Rehman Khan College of Nursing Ziauddin University, Karachi
Keywords: Effectiveness, Educational Training, Disaster Preparedness, Nursing Students


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of educational training related to disaster preparedness among nursing students at Karachi.

Methodology: This quasi-experimental focused group study was performed in Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery in Karachi. The study was carried out from June to November 2019 over a period of 06 months. The sample size was calculated on STATA 14 software. By taking pre & post mean and standard deviation (6.26±1.61 & 12.42±2.45) with power 80%, significance level 5%. Total sample size was 40 of both genders. Both male and female, final year nursing students were included. The participants were approached by using non-probability purposive sampling method. Validated questionnaire used to collect the data. Data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS version 22.0.

Results: Out of total 40 subjects, 19 (47.5%) were males and 21 (52.5%) females. Large number 23 (57.5%) respondent’s age were lied between 23 to 27 years. Nearly half 21 (52.5%) of the participants qualification were matriculation. Majority of 34 (85%) of participants do not have any formal education of disaster management. On the other hand, few 6 (15%) study participants had training of disaster management. Significance difference was found between pre and post knowledge score of disaster, burns, flood and earthquake practices among study participant and it is also statistical significant.

Conclusion: It is concluded that there is effect of educational intervention on pre & post knowledge of disaster, burn, flood and earthquake practices among study participants.


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