Needs Assessment of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Residing Temporarily in Dallas

  title={Needs Assessment of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Residing Temporarily in Dallas},
  author={Richard V. King and Peter B. Polatin and David Hogan and Dana L. Downs and Carol S. North},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
AbstractThis study assessed the psychosocial needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees temporarily residing in Dallas, TX, after sheltering but prior to their permanent resettlement. Common trauma exposures were physical exposure to flood water, seeing corpses, witnessing death, and loss of family, friends, or home. Fewer than 10 % met symptom criteria for disaster-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More than one-fourth met major depressive disorder (MDD) symptom criteria post-disaster but… Expand
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