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RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY TO SURVIVORS OF BAM EARTHQUAKE

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Author(s): Malek Afzali H. | Forouzan A.S. | Bahreini F. | Mowla A.

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Rescuers | Mental Health Services Delivery | Natural disaster

ABSTRACT
Natural disasters cause millions of death and disability and major financial losses world wide every year. The major concern of our health system has already been to reduce physical mortality and morbidity. While such events may be a considerable source of stress for the survivors and cause serious and long-lasting psychiatric complications. The purpose of this study was to assess the function of rescuers in mental health service delivery to survivors of Bam earthquake in four steps; Rescuing, Emergency services, Transportation of the injured survivors and Treatment in the first 2 weeks after the earthquake. For reaching the purpose 4 groups of the survivors were selected: first group was the healthy survivors (>15 years) living in Bam after the earthquake, the second group was healthy survivors (

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