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Elderly after a disaster: not only victims but also resilient people

Maltais Danielle. (2020). Elderly after a disaster: not only victims but also resilient people. American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research, 8, (3), p. 167-168.

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During the last 20 years, It was possible to see that the most of the inventoried studies concerning senior citizens in the field of disasters, deal with the frequency of psychological problems like post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression arising after being expose to a disaster [1-6]. Other research looks at the relationship between perceived and received social support and the post-disaster health of senior citizens [2,7,8]. A limited number of researchers deal with the resiliency process of which senior citizens are a part of during disruptive events as well as the positive and negative impacts on personal values and beliefs of senior citizens [9]. At the same time, our research team realized different quantitative, qualitative or mixt studies about the impacts of disaster on the health of elderly two, three or height years after floods, two years after ice storm or three years after a train derailment [10-12]. Despite the presence of physical and psychological health problems with elderly victims of flood, ice storm or train derailment that we meet, many of them have identified positive aspects from their experience at a spiritual level and to their personal values. Some positive changes were noted by the senior citizens at different measured times. They can be regrouping in six large themes.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Pages:p. 167-168
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
Déposé le:22 sept. 2020 22:09
Dernière modification:12 janv. 2021 19:40
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