To read this content please select one of the options below:

Jordanian nurses’ competencies in providing community care during disaster: a cross-sectional survey

Yasmeen Abu Sumaqa (Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan)
Sajeda Alhamory (The University of Jordan – Aqaba Campus, Aqaba, Jordan)
Manar Abu-Abbas (Department of Nursing, Jerash University, Jerash, Jordan)
Ahmad Rayan (Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan)
Mutaz Foad Alradaydeh (Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan)
Nour Alrida (Faculty of Nursing, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan)
Omymah Zain Alddin Al-Rajabi (Faculty of Nursing, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan)
Mohammad Y. Alzaatreh (Faculty of Nursing, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan)
Anas H. Khalifeh (Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan)
Saleh Al Omar (Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan)
Manal Mohamed Abd EINaeem (Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan and the Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 11 June 2024

16

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived level of Jordanian nurses’ competencies in offering care to the community during a disaster.

Design/methodology/approach

A correlational descriptive design was used to assess nurses’ competencies in offering care for the community during a disaster.

Findings

A total of 370 nurses (55 % males) aged 25−55 agreed to participate. The mean score of competencies of nurses who offer care to the community during the disaster was 2.11 (SD = 0.59) points. The results of correlation coefficient tests revealed a significant positive correlation between stated competencies level and nurses’ sex, receiving disaster education and training with rpb (371) = 0.13, p < 0.01; rpb (598) = 0.15, p = 0.004; rpb (598) = 0.21, p < 0.001, respectively. Furthermore, the “care of communities” subscale had a weak positive correlation with the.

Originality/value

Nurses play a critical role in disaster response. However, there was a gap in nurses’ competencies for disaster, which shows there is a crucial need to include disaster management courses in the nursing curriculum and update disaster management courses in hospitals based on nurses’ needs to improve their competencies during disasters.

Keywords

Citation

Abu Sumaqa, Y., Alhamory, S., Abu-Abbas, M., Rayan, A., Alradaydeh, M.F., Alrida, N., Al-Rajabi, O.Z.A., Alzaatreh, M.Y., Khalifeh, A.H., Al Omar, S. and Abd EINaeem, M.M. (2024), "Jordanian nurses’ competencies in providing community care during disaster: a cross-sectional survey", Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-02-2024-0008

Publisher

:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2024, Emerald Publishing Limited

Related articles