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Table 3 Odds Ratioa for Perceptions of Workforce Preparednessb during Disasters, Clinical vs. non-Clinical Staff

From: Workforce preparedness for disasters: perceptions of clinical and non-clinical staff at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI) p-value
Clinical staff less confident in their facility’s ability to respond to a:
 Natural disaster 0.78** 0.67, 0.93 0.004
 Pandemic/Epidemic 0.82* 0.70, 0.96 0.012
 Manmade disaster 0.74*** 0.63, 0.86 0.000
Clinical staff would like additional training to prepare for a:
 Natural disaster 1.29** 1.10, 1.51 0.002
 Pandemic/Epidemic 1.27** 1.08, 1.49 0.004
 Manmade disaster 1.29** 1.09, 1.52 0.003
No difference between clinical and non-clinical staff in terms of understanding their role in their facility’s overall response to a:
 Natural Disaster 1.03 0.88, 1.21 0.676
 Pandemic/Epidemic 1.08 0.92, 1.26 0.345
 Manmade Disaster 0.96 0.82, 1.12 0.601
Clinical staff more likely to agree their role in facility’s overall response is important during a:
 Natural Disaster 1.57*** 1.32, 1.87 0.000
 Pandemic/Epidemic 1.78*** 1.51, 2.10 0.000
 Manmade Disaster 1.45*** 1.23, 1.71 0.000
  1. aTwelve separate logistic regressions were conducted. For each logistic regression, the following covariates were included: gender, age, race, Hispanic, married, having pets or service animals, having dependents less than 17 years of age, education, served in the US Armed Forces, length of employment at the VA, and having supervisory responsibilities
  2. bResponded “strongly agree” or “agree”
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001