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Psychological challenges among older adults following the Christchurch earthquakes


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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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:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Annear, MJ (Dr Michael Annear)
ID Code:87506
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-11-21
Last Modified:2017-10-06

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