Volume 14, Issue 2 (6-2022)                   jorar 2022, 14(2): 107-116 | Back to browse issues page


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Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
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INTRODUCTION: Iran, as one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, has been always presented with daunting challenges in providing medical services to victims. The present study aimed to achieve a model for community-based preparedness of Iranian medical science universities to provide health services to earthquake victims.
METHODS: This qualitative study was performed based on the grounded theory method defined by Strauss and Corbin. The statistical population of the study included university professors, senior managers of medical universities, crisis management consultants, and non-governmental organization experts in the universities. The subjects were selected via the purposive method; accordingly, the sample size was obtained at 11 cases, and the required data were collected through a semi-structured interview. In the analysis of qualitative information, open coding, axial coding, and selective coding were used manually.
FINDINGS: The findings were presented in the form of a paradigm model of community-based preparedness of medical universities in the face of earthquake crises. Based on the results of this research, 21 categories (variables) were identified. According to the research model, these variables were classified into six categories, including causal factors, contextual factors, central core, intervening factors, strategic factors, and consequential factors.
CONCLUSION: As evidenced by the obtained results, the most important achievement of this study was to prove the numerous benefits of community-based preparedness of medical universities for better management of earthquake crises. This research also included many practical strategies to achieve this.
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