Qualitative study of homeowners' emergency preparedness: experiences, perceptions, and practices.

  title={Qualitative study of homeowners' emergency preparedness: experiences, perceptions, and practices.},
  author={Shane T Diekman and Sean P Kearney and Mary Elizabeth O'Neil and Karin Ann Mack},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={22 6},
INTRODUCTION Considerable morbidity, mortality, and costs are associated with household emergency situations involving natural hazards and fires. Many households are poorly prepared for such emergency situations, and little is known about the psychosocial aspects of household emergency preparedness. PROBLEM The aim of this study is to promote a better understanding of homeowners' experiences and perceptions regarding household emergency situations and related preparedness practices. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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