Emergency Preparedness

Measuring levels of citizen public health emergency preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama

  McCormick LC, Pevear J 3rd, Xie R. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):266-73. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318264ed8c.   SOURCE:  Department of Health Care Organizations and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. lmccormick@uab.edu CONTEXT:  Recent disaster experiences in Alabama have highlighted the state’s public health vulnerabilities to natural […]

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Geriatric emergency preparedness and response workshops: an evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy of participants

Roush RE, Tyson SK.      Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec;6(4):385-92. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2012.63. SOURCE:  Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine OBJECTIVE:  Older persons have levels of frailty and disability that place them at far greater risk of harm in disasters than younger adults, making it crucial for all […]

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Emergency evacuation readiness of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

McClure LA, Boninger ML, Oyster ML, Roach MJ, Nagy J, Nemunaitis G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.08.030. SOURCE:   Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OBJECTIVES:  To determine the percentage of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries who felt they could evacuate from various […]

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Personal emergency preparedness for people with disabilities from the 2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Smith DL, Notaro SJ.  Disabil Health J. 2009 Apr;2(2):86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.001. SOURCE:  Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65203, USA. smithdiane@health.missouri.edu BACKGROUND:  People with disabilities may be disproportionately at risk of injury or death in emergency situations due to physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic factors. These factors individually or in […]

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Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status

  Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Ong M, Asch S, Glik D, Long A.   Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/DMP.0b013e318193be89 SOURCE:  Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA. deisenman@mednet.ucla.edu OBJECTIVES:  Chronic medical and mental illness […]

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Factors predicting individual emergency preparedness: a multi-state analysis of 2006 BRFSS data

Ablah E, Konda K, Kelley CL.  Biosecur Bioterror. 2009 Sep;7(3):317-30. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2009.0022. SOURCE:  Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS 67214, USA. eablah@kumc.edu ABSTRACT:  Disasters pose a very real threat to every individual in the United States. One way to mitigate the threat of disasters is through […]

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Disaster preparedness among medically vulnerable populations

Bethel JW, Foreman AN, Burke SC.  Am J Prev Med. 2011 Feb;40(2):139-43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.10.020. Source:  Department of Public Health, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA. bethelj@ecu.edu BACKGROUND:  Vulnerable populations such as those with poor health, disabilities, and chronic diseases are at an increased risk of adverse health outcomes resulting from natural disasters. PURPOSE:  The objective […]

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Disparity in disaster preparedness among rheumatoid arthritis patients with various general health, functional, and disability7 conditions

Tomio J, Sato H, Mizumura H.     Environ Health Prev Med. 2012 Jul;17(4):322-31. doi: 10.1007/s12199-011-0257-3. Epub 2011 Dec 21. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. OBJECTIVES:  To describe disaster preparedness among chronically ill patients and to examine how differences in health, functional, and disability conditions are associated […]

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A review of research on procedures for teaching safety skills to persons with developmental disabilities.

Safety skills are an important but often neglected area of training for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). The present study reviewed the literature on teaching safety skills to persons with DD. Safety skills involve a variety of behaviors such as knowing how to cross the street or what to do in case of a house […]

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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Department of Veterans Affairs: A Conceptual Model for Understanding the Evacuation of Nursing Homes.

BACKGROUND: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita exposed significant flaws in US preparedness for catastrophic events and the nation’s capacity to respond to them. These flaws were especially evident in the affected disaster areas’ nursing homes, which house a particularly vulnerable population of frail older adults. Although evacuation of a healthcare facility is a key preparedness activity, […]

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