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HERDIN Record #: R04A-UPHBL-17112913481416 Submitted: 29 November 2017 Modified: 29 November 2017

RESIDENTS AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE PARALLEL TO THE ROLES OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT.

Ricardo Eduardo B. Herce,
Clint John Paul A. Libarnes,
Leonne Isaac V. Peralta

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Residents of Barangays Dela Paz, Malaban and San Antonio were surveyed to determine their awareness and participation in disaster preparedness, response and recovery parallel to the roles of occupational therapists in disaster management. Results show that residents experienced both natural and man-made disasters. Disasters experienced by the residents are mostly natural-rather than technologica-or-man-made.Residents have poor knowledge of the roles of occupational therapists in disaster management though they have heard about occupational therapy. Recovery after disasters is a phase residents seem not to understand or know.  When grouped according to age, gender and educational attainment, there are no significant difference in the respondents awareness on the role of occupational therapists in disaster management. A weak correlation exists between resident's awareness on occupational therapist's function in meeting disasters, and resident's participation in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Recovery after the disasters is where the occupational therapists are needed badly because people will likely have difficulties in performing their activities of daily living due to the damage brought about by the disaster. To improve resident's awareness on occupational therapy, it is recommended that seminar be held conducted where recovery phase of disaster management must be emphasized.

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Publication Date
March 2017