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Psychological challenges among older adults following the Christchurch earthquakes

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Annear, MJ and Wilkinson, T and Keeling, S, Psychological challenges among older adults following the Christchurch earthquakes, Journal of Disaster Research, 8, (3) pp. 508-511. ISSN 1881-2473 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This article highlights immediate psychological challenges faced by older adults in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, following an atypical sequence of earthquakes. Data are derived from a study of active ageing that coincided with the disasters. Participants included 355 community dwelling older adults who completed surveys, and a subgroup of 67 of these individuals who used activity diaries in the weeks following two major earthquakes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Aged Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Annear, MJ (Dr Michael Annear)
ID Code:87506
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-11-21
Last Modified:2017-10-06
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