Natural Disasters Preparedness Knowledge of Patients with Chronic Diseases in Iran: A Descriptive Study on Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran

elham ghazanchaei; Kiyoumars Allahbakhshi; Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh; Javad Aghazadeh-Attari; Iraj Mohebbi

Volume 24, Issue 4 , 2022

  Introduction: In disasters, patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, are considered to be a vulnerable population. This study aimed to examine the natural disaster preparedness knowledge of patients with chronic diseases in Iran with a focus on diabetic patients ...  Read More

Preparedness, Awareness, and Performance of Iranian Health Workers Regarding Disasters Management: A Systematic Review

Mostafa Bijani; Ali Asghar Khaleghi; Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh; Hojatolah Najafi; Gholam Ali Heidari Kochi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

  Background Disasters are unpredictable events that exert devastating effects on people, properties, and the environment. Iran is a disaster-prone country where numerous deaths and injuries happen annually due to disastrous events. Preparedness, awareness, and performance of health workers are important ...  Read More

Challenges of Nurses in the Caring Process of Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Iran: A Qualitative Study

Simintaj Sharififar; Maryam Moradi; Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh

Volume 23, Issue 5 , 2021

  Background: The illness caused by the novel coronavirus is an emerging disease, and for this reason, the international community is encountered with its unknown nature, such as clinical features, treatments, and long-term complications. Experience suggests that humans are affected by the psychological ...  Read More

Reliability and Validity of Household Disaster Preparedness Index (HDPI)

Mehdi Najafi; Hamidreza Khankeh; Ahmad Soltani; Golrokh Atighechian

Volume 22, Issue 12 , 2020

  Introduction: The preparedness of families for the disasters can set auspicious grounds for the preparedness of the whole society. In Iran health system, Household Disaster Preparedness Index (HDPI) that is composed of 15 items is applied for assessing the household preparedness in disasters. This study ...  Read More

Emergency Department Preparedness of Hospitals for Radiation, Nuclear Accidents, and Nuclear Terrorism: A Qualitative Study in Iran

Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh; Rita Rezaee; Abbas Rezaianzadeh; Mahnaz Rakhshan; Gholamhassan Haddadi; Mahmoudreza Peyravi

Volume 21, Issue 5 , 2019, Pages 1-8

  Background: The emergency department is the entrance gate of patients to a hospital. Hospitals are confronted with major chal- lenges in radiation, nuclear accidents, and nuclear terrorism. Iran is also at risk of disasters, accidents, and threats, so, the possibility of nuclear and radiation accidents ...  Read More