LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF NURSING STUDENTS TOWARD DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Aan Nuraeni

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Indonesia is a country with a high number of disasters. This condition requires the readiness of community so that it’s impact can be diminished. Nursing students are one of the community groups that can play an active role in the disaster management program. However, it is not yet known how the nursing students’  knowledge and attitude on disaster management efforts, notably in Bandung. The research aimed to identify attitudes, knowledge and the relation between attitude and knowledge about disaster management in nursing students in Bandung. The research method used descriptive quantitative correlative with 76 respondents (10% error degree) were taken by accidental sampling. The variables was measured by questionaire. The knowledge and attitude were analized using descriptive analysis that was frequency and median, while the identification of attitude and knowledge relationship  used spearman rank test. The results showed that the students' knowledge was in the category of moderate (27.6%) and low (72.4%), whereas attitude was categorized good, with median 56.00 (min-max: 45-66), and there was no relation between knowledge and attitude of student toward disaster management (p = 0,207). Low knowledge occured due to lack of provision of information on disaster management. While, a good attitude allowed the conduct of disaster management actions by respondents. So that, low knowledge needs to be improved to encourage appropriate disaster management action.


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attitude, disaster management, knowledge, nursing, student

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