Search for dissertations about: "disaster health"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words disaster health.

  1. 1. Disaster response for recovery : survivors experiences, and the use of disaster radio to promote health after natural disasters

    Author : Karin Hugelius; Annsofie Adolfsson; Mervyn Gifford; Per Örtenwall; Birgitta Wireklint Sundström; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; natural disaster; disaster response; disaster health; recovery; resilience;

    Abstract : Disasters occur all over the world, and affect a rising number of people. The health effects of natural disasters depend on several factors present before, during, and after a disaster event. However, there is only limited knowledge of survivors experiences, needs, and health after natural disasters. READ MORE

  2. 2. Rift Valley fever : challenges and new insights for prevention and control using the “One Health” approach

    Author : Osama Ahmed Hassan Ahmed; Magnus Evander; Clas Ahlm; Joacim Rocklöv; Maria Van Kerkhove; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Rift Valley fever; Sociocultural practices; Community involvement; Ecological factors; Risk map; Early warning system; Surveillance system; International Health Regulations; and One Health approach.; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging viral zoonosis that causes frequent outbreaks in east Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula. The likelihood of RVF global expansion due to climate change and human anthropogenic factors is an important issue. READ MORE

  3. 3. Disaster and recovery

    Author : Lars Wahlström; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Natural disaster; tsunami; mental health; psychological distress; posttraumatic stress; life threat; life change events; social support; crisis intervention; recovery;

    Abstract : Background: Most people who survive a disaster respond with psychological reactions, but only a minority suffer from lasting psychological problems. Despite evidence of the significance of specific exposures for impaired psychological health after disaster, the relative importance of single exposures remains unclarified. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mental health in Nicaragua : with special reference to psychological trauma and suicidal behaviour

    Author : José Trinidad Caldera Aburto; Itzhak Levav; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mental disorder; prevalence; post-traumatic stress; parasuicide; psykiatri; Psychiatry;

    Abstract : This thesis explores mental health problems relating to war and natural disaster and suicidal behaviour in the Nicaraguan population. The more specific aims of the study were to assess the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of mental disorder in a community-based study during time of war (Paper I), to assess the mental health impact of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 (Paper II), to assess the incidence of hospitalized parasuicide cases and groups at risk (Paper III), and to examine suicide intent among attempters relating to gender, suicide method and sociodemographic factors and identify predictors for repetition of an attempt (Paper IV). READ MORE

  5. 5. Disaster medicine- performance indicators, information support and documentation : A study of an evaluation tool

    Author : Anders Rüter; Thore Wikström; Maaret Castrén; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; disaster medicine; performance indicators; evaluation; information system; documentation; staff skills; command and control; management; Diasaster medicine; Katastrofmedicin;

    Abstract : The science of disaster medicine is more a descriptive than analytical type. Research, in most instances, has not employed quantitative methods and there is very sparse knowledge based on analytical statistics. One consequence of this is that similar mistakes are repeated over and over. Lessons that should be learned are merely observed. READ MORE