Translation in Greek and validation of the AEPIQ questionnaire measuring nursing staff’s familiarity with aspects of emergency preparedness (Master thesis)

Νάκα, Στυλιανή

Background: The number of reported emergency incidents and mass casualty incidents continue to rise worldwide. Nurses comprise a significant percent of national health system. As a result, nurses of all specialties should be able to respond effectively in a potential emergency incident or even disaster. Validated questionnaires measuring nurses’ familiarity regarding emergency preparedness have a significant role in revealing the weaknesses that nurses might have when disaster occurs. The adapted version of Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (AEPIQ) is a valid and reliable tool, capable of assessing knowledge and familiarity with aspects of emergency preparedness among nursing staff. Objectives: The aims of this study were to translate the adapted version of Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (AEPIQ) and to evaluate the psychometric properties. Methods: In Phase 1, the AEPIQ was translated into Greek using the translation/back-translation technique, was reviewed for cultural equivalence and was evaluated. In Phase 2, the questionnaire was administered to 109 persons (age M=43,72 years, SD=7,669 range= 43 years) representing different hospitals of Thessaly. Results: The factor structure of the AEPIQ consisted of eight factors, which replicated the eight-dimensional structure of the initial instruments The AEPIQ showed good internal consistency (Cronbach's α =0,954) and test-retest reliability r = .86 (p <.001).). On a subscale level the correlation was: a) Incidentcommandsystem r = .90, b) Triage r = .87, c)Communication and connectivity r = .70, d) Psychological issues and special populations r = .81, e) Isolation, decontaminationand quarantine r = .74, f) Epidemiology and clinical decision making r = .77, g) Reporting and accessing critical resources r = .87, καιh) Biological agents r = .91 Discussion: The AEPIQ has satisfactory psychometric properties and has the potential to be used as a research instrument for measuring of nurses’ preparedness in emergencies. The Greek version retains the eight factor structure as proposed by the initial authors.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Subject classification: Νοσηλευτές
Keywords: Ετοιμότητα,Έκτακτη ανάγκη,Αυτο-αξιολόγηση,Νοσηλευτές,Emergency preparedness,Nursing staf,Evaluation tool,Assessment
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