Assessment of Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness among Adult in a Selected Rural Community at Kanchipuram District Tamil Nadu, India

  • Lobsang Wangmu1, A. Leshyha1, M. Kowsika1, K. Hasina1, Yaga Jeyanthi2
Keywords: Knowledge, Disaster preparedness, Adult.

Abstract

“Assessment of knowledge on Disaster preparedness among Adults’’. The objectives of this study are
to assess the level of knowledge on disaster preparedness among adults and associate the knowledge on
disaster preparedness among adults with selected demographic variables. The sampling technique used was
simple random sampling technique with the samples of 100 adults. The study assessed the knowledge on
disaster preparedness among adults. The data collection tool was validated by nursing experts. The collected
data was tabulated and analyzed. That based on the age of adults 69(69%) of adults were in between 20-40
years, 26(26%) were in between 41-59 years, 5(5%) were above 60 years. According to the sex distribution
52(52%) were male and 48(48%) were female. According to the educational status 72(72%) were studied
up to primary and middle school, 23(23%) were studied upto secondary and higher secondary education
school and 5(5%) were under graduate. Regarding the type of disaster 68 were experienced flood, 72 were
experienced cyclone, 20 were experienced earthquake and 1 were experienced draught . Regarding the
sources of knowledge subjects gained knowledge from newspaper 16(16.4%), from television 82(84.4%),
from phone 3(3.09%), from Panchayat 1(1.03%) and from pamphlet 1(1.03%). Regarding previous disaster
status 42(42%) were experienced disaster once, 36(36%) were experienced disaster twice and 22(22%) were
experienced disaster more than thrice . To create the awareness among public and to reduce the Impact of
disaster.

Author Biography

Lobsang Wangmu1, A. Leshyha1, M. Kowsika1, K. Hasina1, Yaga Jeyanthi2

1B.Sc. Nursing III Year, Student, 2M.Sc. Nursing, Associate Professor, Chettinad College of Nursing,
Chettinad Academy of Research And Education, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Lobsang Wangmu1, A. Leshyha1, M. Kowsika1, K. Hasina1, Yaga Jeyanthi2. (2020). Assessment of Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness among Adult in a Selected Rural Community at Kanchipuram District Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 86-89. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1070