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Researching natural disaster preparedness through health behavioral change models


Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Zaremohzzabieh, Zeinab and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva and Kamarudin, Syafila (2019) Researching natural disaster preparedness through health behavioral change models. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 14 (1). pp. 51-63. ISSN 1932-149X


There have been an increasing number of studies conducted on community preparedness, particularly on changing individual health behaviors in ways that minimizes individual risk to cope with the stress of a natural disaster. A variety of behavioral change theories and models used by disaster academics scrutinize the manner in which individual behavior is sought and transformed into disaster preparedness. This reflects the lack of knowledge about how these models identify certain behaviors regarding natural disaster preparation. This article seeks to address this lack of knowledge. It presents a set of health behavioral change models that can be used by scholars to comprehend variation in the nature and extent of individual disaster preparedness. The purpose of this study is to provide a review of the existing models on the subject, and also to present a comparative analysis of the models that may contribute to ways of understanding the investigation on natural disaster preparedness behaviors.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2019.0315
Publisher: Weston Medical Publishing
Keywords: Natural disaster; Disaster preparedness; Disaster risk reduction; Health behavioral change models
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 15:57
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29055
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