The extent of earthquake preparedness of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute employees
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Earthquakes, Natural Disasters
This study used the descriptive research design involving 309 employees of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. Self-made questionnaire was used as the instrument of the study. The data gathered were subjected to statistical treatments such as frequency distribution, percentage and Chi-square test. The study concluded that, 1) most of the respondents are 20-39 years old, female, college graduates, are working for 10 years and below and nearly half are from Hospital Division; 2) before an earthquake, most of the respondents are prepared in terms of being familiar with the emergency exit routes, knowing where emergency supplies, alarms and communication facilities are located and the evacuation plan in the workplace. Most of the respondents are prepared during an earthquake in terms of: staying calm, being alert and knowing the "duck, cover and hold on". Some of the respondents showed that they are not prepared in terms of knowing that staying inside a vehicle and being near to structures that may fall or collapse ins dangerous. Overall, almost all of the respondents are prepared during an earthquake. Most of the respondents are prepared after an earthquake in terms of: calling family to inform them about self-safety and ensure family safety, prioritizing the needs of the elderly, pregnant women, PWDs and children and using any available objects that will create both sound and noise when trapped; 3) there are no significant differences on the extent of earthquake preparedness of the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment and length of service.
Bumanglag, I. R., Francisco, M. J., Inojales, K. A., Mencias, F. M., Reyes, H. Z., & Timban, D. M. (2018). The extent of earthquake preparedness of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute employees. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/146/