Exposure to Hurricane Sandy, neighborhood collective efficacy, and post-traumatic stress symptoms in older adults.

@article{Heid2017ExposureTH,
  title={Exposure to Hurricane Sandy, neighborhood collective efficacy, and post-traumatic stress symptoms in older adults.},
  author={Allison Reamy Heid and Rachel A Pruchno and Francine P Cartwright and Maureen C Wilson-Genderson},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={742-750}
}
OBJECTIVES Older adults exposed to natural disasters are at risk for negative psychological outcomes such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Neighborhood social capital can act as a resource that supports individual-level coping with stressors. This study explores the ability of perceived neighborhood collective efficacy, a form of social capital, to moderate the association between exposure to Hurricane Sandy and PTSD symptoms in older adults. METHOD Data from 2205 older individuals… CONTINUE READING
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