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A pre experimental study to assess effectiveness of a video awareness programme on disaster preparedness and preparation of families’ disaster preparedness kit for urban adults of udupi district south India

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Swabir S. F., Ansuya and Malathi G. Nayak
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Health Sciences
Abstract: 

Background: Disasters in modern times have transcended borders of nation, class and have devastating impact in terms of human and material losses. Global initiatives for disaster preparedness and reduction should therefore be given highest priority by the international community. Various types of disasters, natural as well as manmade are faced by human beings since beginning of human evolution. As disasters cannot be prevented, contingency planning for disaster management involving preparedness is essential Objectives: To assess the existing knowledge on disaster preparedness among adults, determine the effectiveness of a video in terms of improvement in knowledge and compliance on families’ disaster preparedness kit, find relationship between knowledge and compliance on disaster preparedness kit. Materials and Methods: One group pretest posttest experimental design with video as intervention was used to get the data from 60 adults using structured questionnaire and observation checklist. Frequency, percentage, median, Paired ‘t’ test, Karl-Pearson correlation coefficient were used for analyzing data. Results: Median posttest score was (12.5) higher than median pretest score (10) with a posttest of standard deviation of 2.375and pretest standard deviation of 2.167, Karl Pearson correlation coefficient (r=0.78) between knowledge and compliance on disaster preparedness and kit preparation. Conclusion: Video awareness programme was effective in terms preparation regarding families’ disaster preparedness kit and improving knowledge on disaster preparedness.

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