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Medium-term health of seniors following exposure to a natural disaster

Labra Oscar, Maltais Danielle et Gingras-Lacroix Gabriel. (2018). Medium-term health of seniors following exposure to a natural disaster. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 55, p. 1-11.

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The article aims to describe the medium-term impacts of a major earthquake event (Chile, February 27, 2010) on 26 seniors. The authors adopted a qualitative study approach. Data obtained using the Impact of Event Scale–Revised (IES-R) show the presence of manifestations of posttraumatic stress in the majority of respondents. In addition, data collected in interviews demonstrated a progressive deterioration of the health of respondents over a period of 4 years following the disaster. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the effects of material loss, emotional stress, and postdisaster health complications. These impacts are exacerbated by low economic status. Furthermore, broader research is necessary involving elderly living in poverty who have survived natural disasters and others without such experiences, in order to better identify and differentiate between health complications associated with exposure to disaster events and those linked more strictly with natural aging processes.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Pages:p. 1-11
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Sujets:Sciences sociales et humaines
Sciences sociales et humaines > Sciences sociales
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences humaines > Unité d'enseignement en travail social
Mots-clés:seniors, psychological health, physical health, earthquake
Déposé le:22 sept. 2020 23:39
Dernière modification:22 sept. 2020 23:39
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