Event Title

PREDICTORS OF NATURAL DISASTERS PREPAREDNESS AMONG ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF HIGH RISK AREAS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Location

Steele Auditorium

Start Date

12-2-2016 12:00 AM

Description

Objective. This study will test the theoretical model of natural disaster preparedness among a group of elderly residents living in a high risk geographical area by measuring their natural disasters risk perception, perceived control over natural disasters outcomes, intentions to carry out natural disasters preparedness and actual natural disaster preparedness. Background. Hurricanes are extreme forces of nature that destroy property and lives. Residents of vulnerable areas are repeatedly advised to prepare for hurricane season but residents are often complacent and do not prepare adequately. When disaster strikes, no matter the location, the elderly are the most adversely affected. Methods. This is a descriptive, correlational study that will collect data from the target population using an established instrument. Results. Pending Conclusion. Pending Grants. Pending

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Feb 12th, 12:00 AM

PREDICTORS OF NATURAL DISASTERS PREPAREDNESS AMONG ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF HIGH RISK AREAS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Steele Auditorium

Objective. This study will test the theoretical model of natural disaster preparedness among a group of elderly residents living in a high risk geographical area by measuring their natural disasters risk perception, perceived control over natural disasters outcomes, intentions to carry out natural disasters preparedness and actual natural disaster preparedness. Background. Hurricanes are extreme forces of nature that destroy property and lives. Residents of vulnerable areas are repeatedly advised to prepare for hurricane season but residents are often complacent and do not prepare adequately. When disaster strikes, no matter the location, the elderly are the most adversely affected. Methods. This is a descriptive, correlational study that will collect data from the target population using an established instrument. Results. Pending Conclusion. Pending Grants. Pending