Disaster preparedness of households with special needs in southeastern Pennsylvania.

  title={Disaster preparedness of households with special needs in southeastern Pennsylvania.},
  author={Lori Uscher-Pines and Alice J. Hausman and Sarah Powell and Phillip DeMara and George Heake and Michael Hagen},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={37 3},
BACKGROUND Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable in evacuation emergencies, and they face numerous challenges accessing resources for response and recovery. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the preparedness behaviors of households with and without special-needs members. METHODS A random-digit-dial telephone survey was conducted of 501 adults in southeastern Pennsylvania in 2008. The survey instrument gathered data on sociodemographic characteristics… CONTINUE READING

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