Shapira, S., Friger, M., Bar-Dayan, Y., and Aharonson-Daniel, L. (2019). Healthcare Workers’ Willingness to Respond Following a Disaster: A Novel Statistical Approach Toward Data Analysis. BMC Medical Education. 19(130).
This article discusses a new statistical model for analyzing data from a validated survey to assess healthcare workers’ willingness to respond after an earthquake, and how results compare to those determined by the more traditional model. The results of the analyses are also presented: females under the age of forty, and nurses were found to be the least likely to respond in earthquake events; and professional commitment to care and perception of efficacy were the most powerful predictors associated with willingness to respond.