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Article: The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mental and Physical Health of Low-Income Parents in New Orleans

TitleThe Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mental and Physical Health of Low-Income Parents in New Orleans
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Issue Date2010
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apa.org/journals/ort.html
Citation
American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 2010, v. 80 n. 2, p. 237-247 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to document changes in mental and physical health among 392 low-income parents exposed to Hurricane Katrina and to explore how hurricane-related stressors and loss relate to post-Katrina well-being. The prevalence of probable serious mental illness doubled, and nearly half of the respondents exhibited probable posttraumatic stress disorder. Higher levels of hurricane-related loss and stressors were generally associated with worse health outcomes, controlling for baseline sociodemographic and health measures. Higher baseline resources predicted fewer hurricane-associated stressors, but the consequences of stressors and loss were similar regardless of baseline resources. Adverse health consequences of Hurricane Katrina persisted for a year or more and were most severe for those experiencing the most stressors and loss. Long-term health and mental health services are needed for low-income disaster survivors, especially those who experience disaster-related stressors and loss. © 2010 American Orthopsychiatric Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161365
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.276
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.756
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dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaxson, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorRouse, CEen_US
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorFussell, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24T08:30:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-24T08:30:55Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 2010, v. 80 n. 2, p. 237-247en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9432en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161365-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to document changes in mental and physical health among 392 low-income parents exposed to Hurricane Katrina and to explore how hurricane-related stressors and loss relate to post-Katrina well-being. The prevalence of probable serious mental illness doubled, and nearly half of the respondents exhibited probable posttraumatic stress disorder. Higher levels of hurricane-related loss and stressors were generally associated with worse health outcomes, controlling for baseline sociodemographic and health measures. Higher baseline resources predicted fewer hurricane-associated stressors, but the consequences of stressors and loss were similar regardless of baseline resources. Adverse health consequences of Hurricane Katrina persisted for a year or more and were most severe for those experiencing the most stressors and loss. Long-term health and mental health services are needed for low-income disaster survivors, especially those who experience disaster-related stressors and loss. © 2010 American Orthopsychiatric Association.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apa.org/journals/ort.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAfrican Americans - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCyclonic Stormsen_US
dc.subject.meshDisastersen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshNew Orleans - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshParents - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPoverty - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshSeverity Of Illness Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.subject.meshStress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mental and Physical Health of Low-Income Parents in New Orleansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01027.xen_US
dc.identifier.pmid20553517-
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dc.identifier.volume80en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridPaxson, C=7004903184en_US
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