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Medical rehabilitation in natural disasters: a systematic review

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There is a need to incorporate medical rehabilitation into response planning and disaster management for future natural catastrophes.  Access to rehabilitation and investment in sustainable infrastructure and education is crucial.
An evidence-based overview for effectiveness of medical rehabilitation intervention in natural disaster survivors and …

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Disability and Health Related Rehabilitation in International Disaster Relief

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Little scientific evidence on the effectiveness of health-related rehabilitation interventions following natural disaster exists. It is known, however, that absolute numbers of injuries as well as injury to death ratios in natural disasters have increased significantly over the last 40 years and that persons with pre-existing …

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The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies

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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 …

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Chlorpromazine versus placebo for schizophrenia

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55 studies of predominantly low quality suggest that chlorpromazine reduces relapse and improves mental health, symptoms and functioning in patients with schizophrenia. However, there are side effects of chlorpromazine associated with its use and its use should be judicious.
The main treatment …

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Willingness of health care personnel to work in a disaster: an integrative review of the literature

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There are many gaps in the evidence around the willingness of health care personnel to work during a disaster, e.g. influence of demographics, knowledge and competency of staff.  However, some evidence exist that there is a willingness to work that can be …

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A consensus-based educational framework and competency set for the discipline of disaster medicine and public health preparedness

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As little effort has been devoted to the integration of competencies across health specialties, this expert group developed a consensus educational framework and competency set from which educators could devise learning objectives and curricula tailored to fit the needs of all health …

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