Perceived community participation in tsunami recovery efforts and the mental health of tsunami-affected mothers: findings from a study in rural Sri Lanka.

@article{Wickrama2011PerceivedCP,
  title={Perceived community participation in tsunami recovery efforts and the mental health of tsunami-affected mothers: findings from a study in rural Sri Lanka.},
  author={Kandauda K A S Wickrama and Thulitha Wickrama},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={518-27}
}
BACKGROUND The 2004 tsunami seriously affected millions of families in several developing countries by destroying their livelihoods, houses and communities, subsequently damaging social and physical resources. Disaster studies have documented that both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression develop during the first six months following disaster exposure for the majority of those afflicted. AIMS and METHODS Using data from 325 tsunami-affected families living in southern Sri… CONTINUE READING