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Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Evacuation Support Decision Tool

Yoon Soo Park; David M. Abramson; Karen Levin

Title:
Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Evacuation Support Decision Tool
Author(s):
Park, Yoon Soo
Abramson, David M.
Levin, Karen
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Reports
Department(s):
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Sociomedical Sciences
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Publisher:
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This study examines the reliability and validity of the Evacuation Decision Support Tool (EDST). The EDST is designed to provide healthcare facilities, emergency managers, and other agencies with a systematic process with which to evaluate and guide “evacuation” versus “shelter in place” decision making for a variety of “all hazards” situations. The EDST is comprised of 7 items that assess “threat” and 9 items that measure “consequences” of a situation. The tool was designed to provide users with a decision on whether to remain, prepare, or evacuate from a healthcare facility. To date, there has not been a study that examined psychometric properties of any evacuation decision tool, including the EDST.
Subject(s):
Public health
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Suggested Citation:
Yoon Soo Park, David M. Abramson, Karen Levin, , Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Evacuation Support Decision Tool, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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