The Effect of Heat Waves on Mental Health in a Temperate Australian City

@inproceedings{Hansen2008TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Heat Waves on Mental Health in a Temperate Australian City},
  author={Alana Hansen and Peng Bi and Monika Nitschke and Philip Michael Ryan and Dino L. Pisaniello and Graeme R R Tucker},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2008}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to identify mental, behavioral, and cognitive disorders that may be triggered or exacerbated during heat waves, predisposing individuals to heat-related morbidity and mortality. DESIGN Using health outcome data from Adelaide, South Australia, for 1993-2006, we estimated the effect of heat waves on hospital admissions and mortalities attributed to mental, behavioral, and cognitive disorders. We analyzed data using Poisson regression accounting for… CONTINUE READING

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