Tag archive for Adolescents

Who leaves and who stays? A review and statistical meta-analysis of hurricane evacuation studies

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Official warnings, mobile home residence, risk area residence, observations of environmental (storm conditions), social behavioral cues by others, and expectation of significant personal impacts have consistently significant effects on household evacuation. Demographic variables have …

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Households’ evacuation decision in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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A household’s evacuation decision is determined most directly by expected wind impacts. Expected hydrological impacts did not have as much of an impact on evacuation decisions as wind impacts. Official warnings and risk area also had direct effect on the decision …

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Storm surge warning, mitigation, and adaptation

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This chapter provides a systematic review of measures that influence mitigation and adaptation to hazards linked with storm surge. Structural measures cannot entirely eliminate flood risk and in certain situations may not be …

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A systematic review of tropical cyclone disaster management research using remote sensing and spatial analysis

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Most research on tropical cyclone disaster management has been carried out at the regional level without validation of results. Climate change scenarios have to be taken into account in future cyclone risk mapping and …

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The health impacts of windstorms

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Windstorms can have a profound effect on human health with direct effects causing death and injury. Indirect effects can include falls, lacerations, puncture wounds. Power outages, fires, burns, carbon monoxide, poisoning and worsening of chronic illnesses are all health impacts associated …

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Midlevel dry intrusions as a factor in tornado outbreaks associated with landfalling tropical cyclones from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

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Forecaster vigilance should be heightened when midlevel dry intrusions are observed. There is a clear link between the presence of a dry intrusion and a tornado outbreak.
This review examines historical tornado outbreak cases in order to provide an improved understanding of …

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A meta-review of school-based disaster interventions for child and adolescent survivors

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School-based universal programs that are conducted by teachers and paraprofessionals are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents. There is a need to expand statistical methods and study design to test for …

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Flooding and mental health

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The level of exposure to floods has been associated with mental health problems. However, there is a scarcity of longitudinal studies and a lack of confounding controls which precludes making strong conclusions.
This research aimed to systematically map and review evidence on …

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Secondary stressors and extreme events and disasters: a systematic review of primary research from 2010-2011

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This is the first review to develop a typology of secondary stressors following extreme events. Some secondary stressors are entities in themselves, whereas others are primary stressors whose immediate effects have not been mitigated. Future research should focus on defining secondary …

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Necesitan antibióticos los niños con desnutrición aguda grave no complicada

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La evidencia que avala las actuales recomendaciones de antibióticos para SAM no complicado es débil. Estudios de susceptibilidad favorecen el uso de amoxicilina sobre cotrimoxazol. Sin embargo, dado que estos antibióticos tienen efectos secundarios, costos y riesgos así como beneficios, su …

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