Long-term psychological outcome of 1999 Taiwan earthquake survivors: a survey of a high-risk sample with property damage.

@article{Chen2007LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term psychological outcome of 1999 Taiwan earthquake survivors: a survey of a high-risk sample with property damage.},
  author={C H Chen and Happy Kuy-Lok Tan and L Liao and Hsiu-Hsi Chen and Chang-Chuan Chan and Joseph-Jror-Serk Cheng and Chung-Ying Chen and Tsunai Wang and M Y Lu},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={269-75}
}
OBJECTIVE Severe natural disasters can cause long-term psychological impact on the survivors. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress symptoms and psychiatric morbidity among survivors of the severe earthquake that occurred in Chi-Chi, Taiwan, in September 21, 1999. METHODS A total of 6412 earthquake survivors whose houses were destroyed by earthquake were recruited about 2 years after the disaster. They completed a self-report questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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