Health system crisis and disaster preparedness among non- governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip

Other Title(s)

تأهب النظام الصحي لمواجهة الأزمات و الكوارث بين المستشفيات غير الحكومية في قطاع غزة

Dissertant

Jad Allah, Azzah Yahya Ahmad

Thesis advisor

al-Jaysh, Yusuf Ibrahim

University

Islamic University

Faculty

Faculty of Science

University Country

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

Background: Disasters and crises are largely unpredictable.

Hospitals are affected by disasters and crises.

Preparedness is therefore an important stage in the disaster management cycle.

Aim of the Study: The overall aim of this study is to assess the health system crisis and disaster preparedness among Non-Governmental Organizations hospitals in Gaza Strip.

Methods: The researcher used descriptive, cross-sectional design.

The study sample consisted of (138) key persons out of (157) from (11) Non-Governmental Organizations hospitals in Gaza Strip with a response rate of 87.89%.

For data collection, the researcher used the questionnaire adopted by the WHO with amendment to suit the situation of the Gaza Strip.

The questionnaire was validated by a panel of expert person.

Also pilot study was done on 30 participants.

The values of Cronbach's Alpha for questionnaire and the entire questionnaire was 0.987.

The data analysis was performed by using the SPSS 25.

Results: The results showed that 79.02% of the study participants respondent about command and control, while 77.92% of the study participants respondent about communication, 75.26% of participants respondent about safety and security, and 77.73% of the study participants respondent about triage.

Moreover, Surge capacity was 75.43%, and Continuity of essential services was 81.53%.

Furthermore, Human resources was 75.40% and Logistics and supply management was 82.42%.

In addition, Post-disaster recovery was 76.90%.

According to the researcher findings, the highest score of the disaster preparedness was related to Continuity of essential services while the lowest scores was Safety and security domains.

Conclusion and recommendations: The results revealed that the total crisis and disasters preparedness was 78.0% among Non-Governmental Organizations hospitals in Gaza Strip.

The study recommended that there are some of necessary efforts and modifications in the health system are needed to improve the level of preparedness for crisis and disaster events.

Main Topic

Pharmacy, Health & Medical Sciences

No. of Pages

163

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Conceptual framework and literature review.

Chapter Three : Materials and methods.

Chapter Four : Results and discussion.

Chapter Five : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Jad Allah, Azzah Yahya Ahmad. (2019). Health system crisis and disaster preparedness among non- governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900938

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Jad Allah, Azzah Yahya Ahmad. Health system crisis and disaster preparedness among non- governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900938

American Medical Association (AMA)

Jad Allah, Azzah Yahya Ahmad. (2019). Health system crisis and disaster preparedness among non- governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900938

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-900938