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JDR Vol.8 No.3 pp. 508-511
(2013)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2013.p0508

Letter:

Psychological Challenges Among Older Adults Following the Christchurch Earthquakes

Michael Annear, Tim Wilkinson, and Sally Keeling

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, 95 Cashmere Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

Received:
December 6, 2012
Accepted:
April 3, 2013
Published:
June 1, 2013
Keywords:
earthquakes, psychological problems, older adults, New Zealand
Abstract

This article highlights immediate psychological challenges faced by older adults in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, following an atypical sequence of earthquakes. Data are derived from a study of active ageing that coincided with the disasters. Participants included 355 community dwelling older adults who completed surveys, and a subgroup of 67 of these individuals who used activity diaries in the weeks following two major earthquakes.

Cite this article as:
Michael Annear, Tim Wilkinson, and Sally Keeling, “Psychological Challenges Among Older Adults Following the Christchurch Earthquakes,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.8, No.3, pp. 508-511, 2013.
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