Determinants of Preparedness Management and Nurses’ Response to COVID-19 Prevention Measures at a Government-Owned General Hospital in Indonesia

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Ayu Widya Lestari
Teuku Tahlil
Darmawati

Abstract

Backgrounds: The increasing number of COVID-19 cases demands the preparedness of nurses as the front line in
providing health services to prevent being infected with COVID-19. This non-natural disaster has been declared
a pandemic epidemic in the world so that efforts must be made to overcome it
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence the management of preparedness
and nurse response to COVID-19 prevention measures in a government-owned public hospital in a province in
Indonesia.
Methods: This quantitative study used a correlative design with a cross sectional approach to 220 nurses who
were selected using a proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The data were obtained using a selfreport
questionnaire and analyzed using the Chi-Square test and Logistic Regression.
Results: The results showed that the effective response factor and facility readiness were the factors that most
influenced the nurse’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 prevention measures in hospitals. Nurses
are expected can maintain their already very good preparedness so that no more nurses are infected with the
COVID-19 virus and are ready to be on standby with a new variant of the virus. Hospitals are expected to
carry out routine maintenance of facilities so that preventive measures for COVID-19 nurses can be carried out
effectively and appropriately and with adequate facilities and infrastructure.

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Ayu Widya Lestari, Teuku Tahlil, & Darmawati. (2022). Determinants of Preparedness Management and Nurses’ Response to COVID-19 Prevention Measures at a Government-Owned General Hospital in Indonesia. International Journal of Nursing Education, 14(4), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v14i4.18676
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Author Biographies

Ayu Widya Lestari

Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Teuku Tahlil

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas
Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Darmawati

Associate Professor, Department of Maternity Nursing,Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh-Indonesia