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BACKGROUND It is reported that about 28.3% of rural children estimated at 58 million were left behind in China when their parents migrated to cities to find work. These children may encounter critical situations of psychological well-being. We conducted a cross-sectional study to explore whether left-behind children are lonelier than the non-left-behind and(More)
PURPOSE To characterize child survivors' mental health and quality of life after a massive earthquake. METHODS A population-based survey of 596 children aged between 8 and 16 years was conducted in the severely affected areas of the earthquake, using a multi-stage systematic sampling design. RESULTS The point prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress(More)
BACKGROUND The study was implemented to examine the relationship between traumatic experiences and longitudinal development of mental health for children and adolescents who survived the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. METHODS Using the method of multistage systematic sampling, 596 children aged between 8 and 16 years were randomly selected from severely(More)
BACKGROUND The association between ages and psychological impact of natural disasters has not been well characterized. A population-based study was conducted 15 months after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to assess whether elderly survivors were more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and general psychiatric morbidity. METHODS A(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence of children in rural China without constant parental guardians (i.e., "left-behind"), to examine whether left-behind children were associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than their counterparts ("non-left-behind"). METHODS A stratified two-stage cluster survey was conducted among 640 children aged(More)
OBJECTIVES Disability, which has been proved to be associated with suicide and suicidal ideation, has received little attention in relation to suicidal attempts among the elderly. The aim of this study was to explore the influence of disability on attempted suicide within this demographic. METHOD A multi-stage cluster sample of 8399 residents aged 60 or(More)
PURPOSE To longitudinally characterize child survivors' quality of life after a massive earthquake in low- and middle-income settings. METHODS Population-based surveys were conducted in the severely affected areas 15 and 36 months after the earthquake, using a multi-stage systematic sampling design. RESULTS A total of 596 participants were included in(More)
To reuse dilute domestic wastewater in power plant region as the makeup of recirculating cooling water, a renovate reactor--zeolite media biological aerated filter (ZBAF) was developed. A pilot scale ZBAF of 0.2 m in diameter and 3 m in media height was tested to treat dilute domestic wastewater. The results showed that turbidity, BOD5, CODcr and NH4(+)-N(More)
This research investigates and evaluates China's urban medical care usage for non-working residents using microsimulation techniques. It focuses on modelling medical services usage and simulating medical expenses on hospitalization treatments as well as clinic services for serious illness in an urban area for the period of 2008-2010. A static(More)
BACKGROUND Both multimorbidity and activities of daily living (ADL) disability and instrument activities of daily living (IADL) disability are common among elderly individuals. ADL/IADL disability may reduce individuals' capacities for independent living and quality of life. This study aimed to examine the association between multimorbidity and ADL/IADL(More)