1. Instructional Programs Influencing the Enhancement of the Knowledge Required by Volunteers in Disasters: A Systematic Review

Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh; Rita Rezaee; Mahmoudreza Peyravi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2021

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the instructional programs required by volunteers based on the studies carried out worldwide. Methods: A systematic search was carried out by PubMed, Cochran Library, Scopus, EMBASE, Science Direct, Web of Science and ProQuest databases between January 1970 and the ...  Read More

2. A Productive Proposed Search Syntax for Health Disaster Preparedness Research

Behnaz Rastegarfar; Ali Ardalan; Saharnaz Nejat; Abbasali Keshtkar; Mohammad Javad Moradian

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 93-98

Abstract
  Objective: To find a proper search strategy to do a systematic review related to preparedness for disasters.Methods: MeSH and Emtree terms were searched to detect synonyms for two main search terms “disaster” and “preparedness”. Expert opinion on the synonyms was examined applying ...  Read More

3. The Feasibility of Increasing Hospital Surge Capacity in Disasters through Early Patient Discharge

Sima Feizolahzadeh; Aliakbar Vaezi; Ali Taheriniya; Masoud Mirzaei; Mohammadreza Vafaeenasab; Davoud Khorasani-zavareh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 105-111

Abstract
  Objective: Hospitals are expected to be able to provide quality services during disasters. However, hospital capacity is limited and most hospital beds are almost always occupied. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of increasing hospital surge capacity during disasters through identification ...  Read More

4. A Questionnaire Study on the Attitudes and Previous Experience of Croatian Family Physicians toward their Preparedness for Disaster Management

Tanja Pekez-Pavlisko; Maja Racic; Drinka Jurišić

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 162-168

Abstract
  Objective: To explore family physicians’ attitudes, previous experience and self-assessed preparedness to respond or to assist in mass casualty incidents in Croatia.Methods: The cross-sectional survey was carried out during January 2017. Study participants were recruited through a Facebook group that ...  Read More