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Validation of the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool for Nurses—The Korean Version

College of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul 01795, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 1348; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031348
Received: 28 December 2020 / Revised: 29 January 2021 / Accepted: 30 January 2021 / Published: 2 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment)
(1) Background: The purpose of this study was to validate a Korean version of the disaster preparedness evaluation tool (DPET-K) for nurses and to verify its validity and reliability for use in community healthcare centers and hospitals in South Korea; (2) Methods: In total, 497 nurses (248 for exploratory factor analysis and 249 for confirmatory factor analysis) at public health centers, public health sub-centers, public health clinics, and general hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggi, Chungcheong, and Gangwon Provinces participated in this study. The tool went through translation and back-translation, content validity verification, a pilot survey, and validity and reliability testing; (3) Results: The DPET-K had 28 items with five factors (disaster education and training, disaster knowledge and information, bioterrorism and emergency response, disaster response, and disaster evaluation). The Cronbach’s α values for internal consistency were 0.766–0.953 for the five subscales of the DPET-K. A structural equation model was built through confirmatory factor analysis for goodness of fit (χ2/df = 2.193, SRMR = 0.060, RMSEA = 0.069, GFI = 0.831, CFI = 0.927, NFI = 0.875); (4) Conclusions: The DPET-K was confirmed to be a useful tool for assessing the disaster preparedness of nurses in Korea. View Full-Text
Keywords: nurses; disasters; prevention; questionnaires; validation; Korea nurses; disasters; prevention; questionnaires; validation; Korea
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Han, S.J.; Chun, J. Validation of the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool for Nurses—The Korean Version. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1348. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031348

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Han SJ, Chun J. Validation of the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool for Nurses—The Korean Version. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):1348. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031348

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Han, Suk J., and Jiyoung Chun. 2021. "Validation of the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool for Nurses—The Korean Version" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 1348. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031348

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