The Mental Health Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and Florida

  title={The Mental Health Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and Florida},
  author={Carolina Scaramutti and Christopher P. Salas-Wright and Saskia R Vos and Seth J. Schwartz},
  journal={Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness},
  pages={24 - 27}
ABSTRACT Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Hurricane Maria on internalizing and posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) among Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after the storm versus those who stayed on the island. Methods In March through April 2018 (6 months after Hurricane Maria), an online survey was used to assess the effects of the storm on mental health. A sample of 213 displaced Puerto Ricans living in urban and rural/suburban areas in Florida, as well as… Expand
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