Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

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The editors have done a marvelous job of creating an instructive and well-written book that is a must read for anyone who conducts disaster-related mental health research or who is involved in recovery planning and public health practice. For students, professionals, researchers, and policymakers, the book provides a solid foundation in research methods and includes wonderful explanations. I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a standard text for disaster research. It supplies the framework for good data collection, and good data are what support sound policy decisions.q--CDR Dori B. Reissman, MD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This authoritative book will be of interest to anyone involved in studying the mental health consequences of large-scale traumatic events or in measuring the effectiveness of postdisaster interventions. The book considers disasters from different perspectives and translates their chaotic aftermath into feasible research ideas and approaches. Contributing authors, all experienced researchers and practitioners, present a wide range of methods and strategies used in epidemiology, program evaluation, and public mental health planning in the aftermath of natural or technological disasters and terrorism. Descriptions of exemplary studies bring to life the associated logistical and scientific challenges and show how these challenges can be addressed using high-quality research designs.SUDAAN Usera#39;s Manual, Release 7.5. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute. Simon, G. E., Revicki, D., aamp; vonKorff, M. (1993). Telephone assessment of depression se- verity. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 27(3), 247 a€“252.

Title:Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research
Author:Fran H. Norris
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2006


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