The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies
A review of communication interventions relevant to disasters, including infection outbreaks. Interventions associated with increased knowledge of preventive measures include individual and group face-to-face information sessions, telephone calls, delivery of written information, mass media campaigns, mass SMS text messages and games for children. There was mixed evidence of change in planned risk behaviours relating to infection.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Burns, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Child health, Children, Conflict, Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon, Displaced population, Drought, Earthquake, Emergency Telecommunications, Epidemic/Endemic, Extreme temperatures, Extreme violence/Accidents, Fire, Flash flood/Flood, Gastrointestinal/Abdominal conditions, Health, Heavy rain, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, Humanitarian access, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Injuries (all), Insect infestation, Landslide/mudslide, Malaria and protozoal infections, Orthopedic injuries, Other injuries, Persons with disabilities, Poisonings, Population displacement, Population return, Pregnant/lactating women, Protection, Respiratory conditions, Skin infections, Snowfall/snow avalanche, Storm/storm surge, Technological disaster, Tornado, Tsunami, Vaccine-preventable infections, Violent wind, Viral fevers/VHF, Volcano, Zoonotic and other pathogens