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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Akademika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 300)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access  
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 5)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access  
Child and Adolescent Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contact (CTC)     Open Access  
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen ÖKZ     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
F&S Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
FASEB BioAdvances     Open Access  
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Health Annual Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Health Behavior Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)

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  • Risk Communication in the COVID-19 Outbreak: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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      Authors: Hamid Safarpour; Iman Farahi-Ashtiani, Davoud Pirani, Bayram Nejati, Meysam Safi-Keykaleh
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.327
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • The Important Role of Social Media During the COVID-19 Epidemic

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      Authors: Qilin Tang; Kai Zhang, Yan Li
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.330
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  • Appropriate Usage of Face Masks to Prevent SARS-CoV-2: Sharpening the
           Messaging Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Karina Escandón; Graham P. Martin, Krutika Kuppalli, Kevin Escandón
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.336
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Fear of Contagion: One of the Most Devious Enemies to Fight During the
           COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Enrico Baldi; Simone Savastano
      Abstract: An impressive reduction in emergency department patient attendance was observed during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic coupled with an increase in the burden of patients with respiratory failure compared with the same period in 2019. These data are in line with the reduction in the hospital admissions rate for acute coronary syndrome observed during the COVID-19 outbreak, probably due to the patients’ fears of being infected during a hospital stay. All these factors may have contributed to the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurrence increase observed during the same period. The OHCAs rate increase can recognize 2 great sets of causes: the infection-related and the pandemic-related ones. If the first recognizes different underlying mechanisms that can be dealt with more and more effectively as evidence accumulates, we must remember also the latter: the fear of in-hospital contagion and the willingness not to further burden the health system, which can prevent some citizens from the activation of the emergency medical services (EMS) even in the case of symptoms suspected for time-dependent diseases, resulting in at-home deterioration until the OHCA occurrence. Information campaigns during pandemic must focus also on the importance of EMS early activation in case of real need to prevent COVID-19 from being a disease that kills at home.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.338
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Current Data Gaps in Modeling Essential Worker Absenteeism Due to COVID-19

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      Authors: Zackery White; Jeff Schlegelmilch, Jackie Ratner, Gunjan Saxena, Kevin Wongsodirdjo, Susanna Aguilar, Daniel Kushner, Jim Ortega, Aleksi Paaso, Shay Bahramirad
      Abstract: With the uncertain physical and mental health implications of COVID-19 infection, companies have taken a myriad of actions that aim to reduce the risk of employees contracting the virus, with most grounded in reducing or eliminating in-person interactions. Our preliminary analysis indicates that while there is some data to support modelling absenteeism, there are gaps in the available evidence, requiring the use of assumptions that limit precision and efficacy for decision support. Improved data on time-to-recovery after hospitalization, absenteeism due to family or other household member illness, and mental health’s impact on returning to work will support the development of more robust absenteeism models and analytical approaches.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.353
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • COVID-19 Presenting as Lupus Erythematosus-Like Syndrome

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      Authors: Sahar El Aoud; Clément Morin, Pauline Lorriaux, Julie Obert, Didier Sorial, Tarek Chaabouni, Laurent Thomas
      Abstract: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection had newly emerged with predominant respiratory complications. Other extrapulmonary features had been recently described. Here, we describe a COVID-19 patient presenting with multiorgan involvement mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus. He was successfully treated with glucocorticoids and tocilizumab.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.358
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Arbaeen in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Lara Hamdanieh; Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.362
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Timely Lessons From the Pandemic in Turkey

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      Authors: Hakan Yaman
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.376
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • A Guide for Caring for Patients Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

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      Authors: Graham Brant-Zawadzki; Jonathan Boltax, Steven Bott, Matthew Chapman, Megan Fix, Andrew Freeman, Matthew Fuller, Stephen Hartsell, Neil Krulewitz, Holly Ledyard, Michael Morgan, Robert Stephen, Lucy Unger, Wesley Williams, Matthew A. Roginski, Erin Lingenfelter, Cole Sloan, Anna Ciullo
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.381
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  • High Mortality Among Health Personnel With COVID-19 in Mexico

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      Authors: Irving Armando Domínguez-Varela
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.382
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  • Modeling Propagation of COVID-19 in the UK

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      Authors: Babak Jamshidi; Hakim Bekrizadeh, Shahriar Jamshidi Zargaran, Mansour Rezaei
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.383
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Country Quarantine During COVID-19: Critical or Not'

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      Authors: Noosha Samieefar; Reza Yari Boroujeni, Mahnaz Jamee, Melika Lotfi, Mohammad Rasul Golabchi, Alireza Afshar, Hamidreza Miri, Mohammad Amin Khazeei Tabari, Pouya Darzi, Morteza Abdullatif Khafaie, Bagher Amirheidari, Amin Tamadon, Niloofar Rambod Rad, Nastaran Samimi, Mojtaba Farjam, Fatemeh Shiravi, Narges Farshidi, Mojtaba Hedayati Ch, Donya Doostkamel, Radin Alikhani, Mahboobeh Razmkhah, Saeed Abdollahifard, Rasoul Nasiri Kalmarzi, Roya Kelishadi, Hosseinali Khazaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Farzaneh S. Jafari Mousavi, Morteza Shamsizadeh, Arash Khojasteh, Nima Rezaei
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.384
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • COVID-19 and African Immigrants in North Africa: A Hidden Pandemic in a
           Vulnerable Setting

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      Authors: Mohamed A. Daw; Abdallah H. El-Bouzedi, Mohamed O. Ahmed
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.387
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postoperative Follow-up After a Total
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      Authors: Anis Abobaker; Ifeoluwa Oluwalana
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.388
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  • Professional Life During COVID-19 Crisis: An Emotional and Ethical Dilemma
           for the Medical Staff

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      Authors: Maryam Chehrehgosha; Zahra Royani
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.394
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  • Misinformation in Wake of the COVID-19 Outbreak: Fueling Shortage and
           Misuse of Lifesaving Drugs in Pakistan

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      Authors: Furqan Khurshid Hashmi; Naveel Atif, Usman Rashid Malik, Zineb Riboua, Fahad Saleem, Yusra Habib Khan, Abrar Ahmad, Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.400
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  • Thoughts on the Future Medical Care Pattern of Pediatrics in China Based
           on the Outbreak of COVID-19

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      Authors: Hui Liu; Li Wang
      Abstract: The outbreak of pneumonia known as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has occurred in China since December 2019 and spread rapidly across the world. Pediatric medical workers have a serious imbalance doctor–patient ratio in China; they have accumulated experience during the fight against COVID-19; however, some flaws were revealed in their current medical system. Meanwhile, these problems were also reported in other countries. Thus far, the outbreak of COVID-19 is still rampant across the world. The experience from anti-COVID-19 could be useful and teach us to provide better medical services for Chinese children and prepare for similar public emergencies in the future. Furthermore, it also provides guidance for pediatric medical staff in managing COVID-19 in other developing countries.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.413
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • May New Locally Acquired Cases of COVID-19 Have Been Linked to Illegal
           Entry into Vietnam'

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      Authors: Trang H. D. Nguyen
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.414
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Routine Immediate Lung Assessment During CT Conceived for Other Purposes
           (Thoracic Spine CT, Simulation CT for Radiotherapy, PET-CT): A Costless
           Screening and Surveillance Tool for Lung Opacities in the COVID-19 Era

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      Authors: Antonio Manca; Saverio Bellizzi, Marco Gatti, Manuela Racca, Delia Campanella, Gabriele Chiara, Daniele Regge
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.427
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Effect of Implementation of the Lockdown on the Number of COVID-19 Deaths
           in Four European Countries

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      Authors: Raffaele Palladino; Jordy Bollon, Luca Ragazzoni, Francesco Barone-Adesi
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.433
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Spatiotemporal Distribution of Tuberculosis and COVID-19 During the
           COVID-19 Pandemic in Libya

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      Authors: Mohamed A. Daw; Faraj A. Zgheel, Abdallah El-Bouzedi, Mohamed O. Ahmed
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.458
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Comparison of 2 Risk Prediction Models Specific for COVID-19: The
           Brescia-COVID Respiratory Severity Scale Versus the Quick COVID-19
           Severity Index

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      Authors: Rohat Ak; Erdem Kurt, Suphi Bahadirli
      Abstract: Objective:This study compared the prognostic performances of the Brescia-COVID Respiratory Severity Scale (BCRSS) and the Quick COVID-19 Severity Index (qCSI) scores in hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID-19.Methods:The data of all adult patients (over 18 y of age) who were admitted into a state hospital with confirmed COVID-19 between May 1, 2020, and October 31, 2020, were retrospectively examined. The area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, known as the area under the curve (AUC), was used to assess the BCRSS prediction rule and the qCSI score to assess the discriminatory power in predicting in-hospital mortality and intensive care unit (ICU) admission.Results:There were 341 patients included in this study. The mean age of the patients was 58.2 ± 17.2, of which 165 were men and 176 were women, and 61.3% of patients had at least 1 comorbidity. The most common comorbidity was hypertension. The predictive power scores of BCRSS and qCSI were found as very good in terms of in-hospital mortality (AUC 0.804 and 0.847, respectively) and likewise in terms of ICU admission (AUC 0.842 and 0.851, respectively).Conclusions:Both BCRSS and qCSI scoring systems were found to be successful in predicting in-hospital mortality and ICU admission in our patient population.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2021.141
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  • DMP volume 15 issue 4 Cover and Front matter

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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2021.309
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  • DMP volume 15 issue 4 Cover and Back matter

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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2021.310
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Evaluation Model for Hospital Response Capability for Public Health
           Emergency

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      Authors: Yan-shang Wang; Hua-jun Sun, Jia-chen Zou, Jie Ning, Yue Du
      Pages: 403 - 408
      Abstract: Objectives:We aimed to explore and create an evaluation model to assess hospital response capability for a public health emergency (PHE).Methods:Grounded theory was used to construct a comprehensive evaluation index system. Combining with the index system and previous studies and policy documents, we investigated surge capability of hospitals in a PHE. The factor analysis method was used to establish the model.Results:The comprehensive evaluation system with 11 primary and 30 secondary indicators was constructed. A total of 89 secondary and tertiary hospitals were surveyed in China. The evaluation model (C = 0.587C1 + 0.151C2 + 0.140C3 + 0.122C4) was established. Four factors were identified, namely, preparation factor, treatment factor, emergency awareness factor, and prehospital first-aid factor.Conclusions:A public health emergency could bring huge losses and a capable hospital response was necessary. There was an urgent need to evaluate hospital capability for a PHE.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.31
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Interorganizational Coordination and Collaboration During the 2015
           MERS-CoV Response in South Korea

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      Authors: Yushim Kim; Seong Soo Oh, Minyoung Ku, Jihyun Byeon
      Pages: 409 - 415
      Abstract: Objectives:This study examined the way organizations were involved in the response to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, MERS) outbreak that occurred in Korea in 2015.Data and Methods:We collected organizational network data through a content analysis of online news articles and the government’s white paper. Social network analysis was used to analyze the key organizations and their connections in crucial response tasks.Results:Three national health authorities (Central MERS Management Headquarters [CMMH], Korea Centers for Disease Control [KCDC], Ministry of Health and Welfare [MOHW]) led the response. CMMH, which did not appear in the government’s response plans, played a significant role in all 3 networks. KCDC also was involved in all 3 networks, but was most prominent in the laboratory testing network. MOHW appeared only in the patient management network. Each health authority coordinated and collaborated with distinctive types of organizations in the networks, but unclear lines of responsibilities also were found.Conclusions:The study demonstrated that the roles and responsibilities of health authorities at the national level were fragmented and lacked clarity. Public health emergency preparedness must consider carefully the way to establish collaborative response systems.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.32
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Health and Education Officials’ Perspectives on the Impact of Typhoon
           Haiyan on Mass Drug Administration for Soil-Transmitted Helminth
           Infections in the Philippines

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      Authors: Eva Chernoff; Gina Silverstein, John Paul Caesar R delos Trinos, Peter Veldkamp, Judy C Chang, Vicente Y Belizario Jr.
      Pages: 416 - 420
      Abstract: Objectives:In the Philippines, morbidity control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections is done through mass drug administration (MDA) of anthelmintics to school-age children (SAC). In 2013, the Philippines was devastated by the deadliest cyclone ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan. The study aimed to understand the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the MDA of anthelmintics to SAC in the provinces of Capiz and Iloilo in the Philippines from the perspectives of local health and education officials.Methods:The study was conducted in the municipalities of Panay and Pilar in Capiz and the municipalities of Estancia and Sara in Iloilo, areas that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Qualitative, semi-structured key informant interviews were conducted with 16 total participants, which included officials of the Department of Health, Department of Education, and concerned local government units. All interviews were transcribed verbatim and coded in an open, iterative manner. Codes were reviewed to identify patterns and themes.Results:Participants described the following themes: (1) their perception that the typhoon had no effect on the MDA program or on resources necessary to complete the program; (2) the program’s simple design allowed for 1-time administration to a pre-assembled population; (3) the program allowed a sense of community cohesiveness; (4) the program served as a vehicle for altruism, particularly regarding helping needy children, in this time of calamity.Conclusions:Our informants perceived that the MDA program in Region VI was not affected by Typhoon Haiyan. They attributed the resilience to the program’s simple procedure, attitudes of altruism, program importance, and community cohesiveness. Despite Typhoon Haiyan’s mass destruction of infrastructure and livelihood leading to incredible challenges, mobilization of the community allowed for the continuation and successful implementation of the MDA program. The experience of Region VI may serve as a model for other low- and middle-income countries prone to natural disasters.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.34
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Practicing Mass Casualty Scenarios: Experience From a Developing Level 1
           Trauma Center in the Himalayan Foothills

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      Authors: Md Quamar Azam; Mahesh Devasthale, Chandu Raj B, Ajay Kumar, Bhaskar Sarkar, Amulya Rattan
      Pages: 421 - 426
      Abstract: Objective:Uttarakhand is an Indian state in the Himalayan foothills, a favored adventure destination in the country due to abundant natural beauty. However, the terrain has also conferred an increased risk of earthquakes, flash floods, and major road tragedies, resulting in as many as 8 major natural disasters in the state in the preceding 20 years. AIIMS Rishikesh, an autonomous central institute, has been entrusted to build a Level 1 Trauma Center in Uttarakhand, which would help improve the response, coordination, and hence outcome in mass casualty scenarios (MCSs).Methods:As a step toward the achievement of this larger goal, a workshop on MCS and management was conducted by the Department of Trauma Surgery in collaboration with Rambam Hospital, Haifa. We hereby present our template for conducting MCS drills in low resource settings like ours and the lessons learnt.Results:Process, logistics, limitations, workforce, scheduling, overview, and report of the MCS drill conducted are discussed hereafter.Conclusion:This template may be replicated by hospitals that intend to conduct similar MCS drills in low resource settings, realizing the real threat of MCS occurrence in our country at anytime.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.38
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Emergency Physician Involvement in Hospital Preparedness: A National
           Survey of Academic Medical Centers

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      Authors: Kevin M. Ryan; Sina Mostaghimi, Julianne Dugas, Eric Goralnick
      Pages: 427 - 430
      Abstract: Objectives:The aim of this study was to determine the involvement of emergency medicine physicians at academic medical centers across the United States as well as their background training, roles in the hospital, and compensation if applicable for time dedicated to preparedness.Methods:A structured survey was delivered by means of email to 109 Chairs of Emergency Medicine across the United States at academic medical centers. Unique email links were provided to track response rate and entered into REDCap database. Descriptive statistics were obtained, including roles in emergency preparedness, training, and compensation.Results:Forty-four of the 109 participants responded, resulting in a response rate of 40.4%. The majority held an administrative role in emergency preparedness. Formal training for the position (participants could select more than 1) included various avenues of education such as emergency medical services fellowship or in-person or online courses. Of the participants, most (93.18%) strongly agreed that it was important to have a physician with expertise in disaster medicine assisting with preparedness.Conclusions:The majority of responding academic medical center participants have taken an active role in hospital emergency preparedness. Education for the roles varied though, often consisted of courses from emergency management agencies. Volunteering their time for compensation was noted by 27.5%.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.76
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Tools for Assessment of Country Preparedness for Public Health
           Emergencies: A Critical Review

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      Authors: Mariana Haeberer; Svetla Tsolova, Paul Riley, Rosa Cano-Portero, Ute Rexroth, Massimo Ciotti, Graham Fraser
      Pages: 431 - 441
      Abstract: Recent international communicable disease crises have highlighted the need for countries to assure their preparedness to respond effectively to public health emergencies. The objective of this study was to critically review existing tools to support a country’s assessment of its health emergency preparedness. We developed a framework to analyze the expected effectiveness and utility of these tools. Through mixed search strategies, we identified 12 tools with relevance to public health emergencies. There was considerable consensus concerning the critical preparedness system elements to be assessed, although their relative emphasis and means of assessment and measurement varied considerably. Several tools identified appeared to have reporting requirements as their primary aim, rather than primary utility for system self-assessment of the countries and states using the tool. Few tools attempted to give an account of their underlying evidence base. Only some tools were available in a user-friendly electronic modality or included quantitative measures to support the monitoring of system preparedness over time. We conclude there is still a need for improvement in tools available for assessment of country preparedness for public health emergencies, and for applied research to increase identification of system measures that are valid indicators of system response capability.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.13
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Developing a Valid and Reliable Gender Analysis Tool Applied in Disaster
           Management: A Community-Based Survey

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      Authors: Sanaz Sohrabizadeh; Hamid Reza Shabanikiya, Amir Kavousi, Hamid Safarpour
      Pages: 442 - 451
      Abstract: Objectives:Women and men are assigned roles and responsibilities based on their gender in all contexts. Measuring gender-based differences through gender analysis can help understand who will be at greater risk in disasters. Thus, the present study is aimed to develop a valid and reliable gender analysis tool to collect accurate and necessary gender-disaggregated information in disaster-affected regions.Methods:A mix method approach using qualitative and quantitative studies was applied for conducting this study. A total of 20 people affected by the earthquakes and floods and 10 key informants were interviewed in the qualitative stage. The validity and reliability of the tool were measured using the experts as well as women and men living in the destroyed villages of Razavi Khorasan province during the quantitative stage. The Graneheim approach and SPSS software were used to analyze the data collected in both stages.Results:At the first stage, 7 categories were extracted from the data, namely, livelihood status, social status, health, household/family management, reconstruction, welfare and educational facilities, and disaster prevention. The results of content validity ratio (0.69) and content validity index (0.88) confirmed that the tool is valid. The amount of Cronbach’s alpha (0.75) and test-retest (0.83) examination indicated that the tool was also reliable. The results of content validity and reliability measurements approved that the gender analysis tool can be applied for postdisaster gender analysis surveys.Conclusions:It is highly suggested to use the information provided by the gender analysis tool for future disaster management plans, programs, and policies in health systems.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.24
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Flood Preparedness Literacy and Behaviors in Community Dwelling Older
           Adults

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      Authors: Panisa Boonyaratkalin; Suphamas Partiprajak, Noppawan Piaseu
      Pages: 452 - 457
      Abstract: Objectives:The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors related to flood preparedness literacy and the relationship between flood preparedness literacy and behaviors.Methods:A quantitative descriptive correlational study. The sample included 134 people residing in a central Thai province. Descriptive statistics, point-biserial correlation coefficient, and Spearmanʼs rank correlation were used in the data analysis.Results:The results revealed that the factors related to flood preparedness literacy with a statistical significance were marital status (rpb = 0.207; P < 0.01), hearing ability (r = 0.197; P < 0.05), instrumental activities of daily living (r = 0.226; P < 0.01), and social support (r = 0.388; P < 0.01). Flood preparedness literacy was correlated with flood preparedness behaviors (r = 0.281; P < 0.01).Conclusion:The factors related to flood preparedness literacy as mentioned above should be assessed to identify vulnerable groups for specific care provision. Furthermore, nurses should promote these factors to contribute to effective responses during flood disasters.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.27
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness at a Tertiary Medical City

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      Authors: Housam Adin M. AlHarastani; Yousef Ibrahim Alawad, Bandana Devi, Benly G. Mosqueda, Vanessa Tamayo, Freiha Kyoung, Amani Abu Shaheen, Shirley Sierra
      Pages: 458 - 468
      Abstract: Objective:The aim of this study was to evaluate the readiness of a tertiary medical cityʼs response to a disaster by assessing the hospital resources and knowledge, attitudes, practices, and familiarity of health care providers toward disaster and emergency preparedness.Methods:All KFMC (King Fahad Medical City) staff with > 1 year of clinical experience were eligible to participate in a cross-sectional study. Participants responded to the Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (EPIQ), knowledge and practice questionnaires, and a disaster planning attitude checklist. Data about resources were collected using the hospital disaster preparedness self-assessment tool.Results:The overall mean knowledge score for disaster and emergency preparedness was 4.4 ± 1.1, and the mean overall familiarity score was 3.43 ± 0.97. Most participants knew that disaster drills (90.2%) and training (74.6%) are ongoing. Sixty-six (21.0%) agreed that KFMC is unlikely to experience a disaster. The highest and lowest EPIQ familiarity scores were for decontamination (83.0%) and accessing critical resources and reporting (64.3%), respectively. Most participants (99.4%) have access to work computers; however, only 53.0% used the Internet to access information on bioterrorism and/or emergency preparedness. The hospital is ready to respond in case of a disaster according to the used tool.Conclusions:The participants’ levels of knowledge, practices, and overall familiarity toward emergency and disaster preparedness were satisfactory; however, participant attitudes and familiarity with where and how to access critical resources in the event of an emergency or disaster situations require reinforcement.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.28
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Disaster Preparedness of Persons Requiring Special Care Ages 75 Years and
           Older Living in Areas at High Risk of Earthquake Disasters: A
           Cross-Sectional Study From the Pacific Coast Region of Western Japan

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      Authors: Yuka Hattori; Tokiko Isowa, Mayuko Hiramatsu, Akiko Kitagawa, Mayumi Tsujikawa
      Pages: 469 - 477
      Abstract: Objective:The aims of this study were to examine the preparedness of vulnerable people ages 75 years and older and to clarify the characteristics of older adults that are associated with disaster preparedness.Methods:We conducted interviews with persons requiring special care ages 75 years and older living in coastal communities of western Japan, where earthquakes and tsunami disasters are a concern. The survey included participant characteristics such as demographic indicators, physical function, health status, community involvement, and disaster preparedness. Binomial logistic regression analysis was performed with participant characteristics as independent variables and disaster preparedness as the dependent variables.Results:The characteristics related to disaster preparedness were age, family composition, cognitive function, level of interaction with neighbors, and participation in community activities.Conclusions:Being female, living alone, and having cognitive impairment were factors that led to decreased disaster preparedness. However, it was suggested that close human interactions in the community facilitated preparedness. Community engagement is crucial in reducing disaster damage and recovering effectively. In order to facilitate preparedness measures for persons requiring special care ages 75 and older, it is important to establish community preparedness.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.39
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Attitude of Jordanian Nursing Educators Toward Integration of Disaster
           Management in Nursing Curricula

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      Authors: Murad Alkhalaileh
      Pages: 478 - 483
      Abstract: Objective:Nursing education plays a significant role in preparing nurses for disasters; it helps in increasing their knowledge about disasters. The purpose of this study was to explore the attitude of nursing educators in Jordan toward the integration of disaster preparedness contents in nursing curricula.Method:A descriptive cross-sectional survey was used. The instrument comprises 51 Likert-scale items; 150 questionnaires were distributed to nursing educators in all of the private and government universities. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), version 22 (IBM Corp, Armonk, NY).Results:One hundred thirty-one (131) results were collected with an 87% response rate. All participants perceived that the integration of a disaster course in nursing curricula is quite important. Findings indicated a lack of nursing educators’ life experiences regarding disaster management. No significant differences were found in terms of age, area of experience, or years of teaching. Incorporating disaster management courses into nursing curricula will help resolve the lack of knowledge.Conclusion:Nursing educators have a low level of knowledge in disaster management. This highlights the necessity for preparing nursing educators for disasters by encouraging their participation in disaster management training. Therefore, they will circulate this information adequately to students accordingly.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.42
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Making and Receiving Offers of Help on Social Media Following Disaster
           Predict Posttraumatic Growth but not Posttraumatic Stress

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      Authors: Yael Levaot; Talya Greene, Yuval Palgi
      Pages: 484 - 490
      Abstract: Objectives:Social media provides an opportunity to engage in social contact and to give and receive help by means of online social networks. Social support following trauma exposure, even in a virtual community, may reduce feelings of helplessness and isolation, and, therefore, reduce posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS), and increase posttraumatic growth (PTG). The current study aimed to assess whether giving and/or receiving offers of help by means of social media following large community fires predicted PTS and/or PTG.Methods:A convenience sample of 212 adults living in communities that were affected by large-scale community fires in Israel (November 2016) completed questionnaires on giving and receiving offers of help by means of social media within 1 mo of the fire (W1), and the PTSD checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) and PTG questionnaire (PTGI-SF), 4 mo after the fire (W2).Results:Regression analyses showed that, after controlling for age, gender, and distance from fire, offering help by means of social media predicted higher PTG (β = 0.22; t = 3.18; P < 0.01), as did receiving offers of help by means of social media (β = 0.18; t = 2.64; P < 0.01). There were no significant associations between giving and/or receiving offers of help and PTS.Conclusions:Connecting people to social media networks may help in promoting posttraumatic growth, although might not impact on posttraumatic symptoms. This is one of the first studies to highlight empirically the advantages of social media in the aftermath of trauma exposure.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.43
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Applying the Haddon Matrix to Hospital Earthquake Preparedness and
           Response

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      Authors: Gai Cole; Andrew J. Rosenblum, Megan Boston, Daniel J. Barnett
      Pages: 491 - 498
      Abstract: Since its 1960s origins, the Haddon matrix has served as a tool to understand and prevent diverse mechanisms of injuries and promote safety. Potential remains for broadened application and innovation of the matrix for disaster preparedness. Hospital functionality and efficiency are particularly important components of community vulnerability in developed and developing nations alike. Given the Haddon matrixʼs user-friendly approach to integrating current engineering concepts, behavioral sciences, and policy dimensions, we seek to apply it in the context of hospital earthquake preparedness and response. The matrixʼs framework lends itself to interdisciplinary planning and collaboration between social and physical sciences, paving the way for a systems-oriented reduction in vulnerabilities. Here, using an associative approach to integrate seemingly disparate social and physical science disciplines yields innovative insights about hospital disaster preparedness for earthquakes. We illustrate detailed examples of pre-event, event, and post-event engineering, behavioral science, and policy factors that hospital planners should evaluate given the complex nature, rapid onset, and broad variation in impact and outcomes of earthquakes. This novel contextual examination of the Haddon matrix can enhance critical infrastructure disaster preparedness across the epidemiologic triad, by integrating essential principles of behavioral sciences, policy, law, and engineering to earthquake preparedness.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.30
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Ethical Decision-Making in Humanitarian Medicine: How Best to Prepare'

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      Authors: Kadri Simm
      Pages: 499 - 503
      Abstract: Ethical decision-making during humanitarian medical response is a topic of great moral as well as practical importance. The context of humanitarian disasters, often characterized by acute time-pressure, lack of resources, the unfamiliarity of circumstances, is stressful for medical professionals. The overall aim of this article is pragmatic, to introduce briefly the importance and context for preparing medical disaster response personnel for ethical decision-making and then to provide a discussion case and explain the particular value-reflection methodology. The focus of methodology is on providing space for the emotional and stressful aspects of ethics training for disasters.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.85
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Mental Disorders in Firefighters Following Large-Scale Disaster

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      Authors: Shannon L. Wagner; Nicole White, Christine Randall, Cheryl Regehr, Marc White, Lynn E. Alden, Nicholas Buys, Mary G. Carey, Wayne Corneil, Trina Fyfe, Lynda R. Matthews, Alex Fraess-Phillips, Elyssa Krutop
      Pages: 504 - 517
      Abstract: Firefighting service is known to involve high rates of exposure to potentially traumatic situations, and research on mental health in firefighting populations is of critical importance in understanding the impact of occupational exposure. To date, the literature concerning prevalence of trauma-related mental disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has not distinguished between symptomology associated routine duty-related exposure and exposure to large-scale disaster. The present systematic review synthesizes a heterogeneous cross-national literature on large-scale disaster exposure in firefighters and provides support for the hypothesis that the prevalence of PTSD, major depressive disorder, and anxiety disorders are elevated in firefighters compared with rates observed in the general population. In addition, we conducted narrative synthesis concerning several commonly assessed predictive factors for disorder and found that sociodemographic factors appear to bear a weak relationship to mental disorder, while incident-related factors, such as severity and duration of disaster exposure, bear a stronger and more consistent relationship to the development of PTSD and depression in cross-national samples. Future work should expand on these preliminary findings to better understand the impact of disaster exposure in firefighting personnel.
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.61
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Disaster Literacy and Public Health: A Systematic Review and Integration
           of Definitions and Models

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      Authors: Cüneyt Çalışkan; Sarp Üner
      Pages: 518 - 527
      Abstract: Objective:The aim of this study is to develop an integrated definition and a conceptual model covering the dimensions of disaster literacy.Methods:A systematic literature review was conducted to identify the definitions and conceptual frameworks of disaster literacy. The content analysis of definitions and conceptual frameworks were conducted to identify the central dimensions of disaster literacy and to develop an integrated model.Results:In this study, 8 disaster literacy definitions and 4 conceptual model studies related to disasters were found. In line with these studies, a comprehensive definition of disaster literacy was presented. In addition, based on content analysis, a 16-matrix integrative conceptual model of the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery dimensions of disaster literacy, and the access, understanding, appraisal, and application areas of disaster information processing were developed.Conclusions:In this study, a comprehensive definition and conceptual framework of disaster literacy were presented in an integrated model. By using this model, practices that are special to the phases of a disaster can be identified and supported in society. In addition, the model can contribute to empirical studies by providing the basis for the development of tools to measure disaster literacy.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.100
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Preparedness Tested: Severe Cerebral Malaria Presenting as a High-Risk
           Person Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease at a US Hospital

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      Authors: George L. Anesi; Nuala J. Meyer, John P. Reilly, William D. Schweickert, Mark E. Mikkelsen, Emma V. Myers, Edward T. Dickinson, Matthew P. Kelly, David A. Pegues, Neil O. Fishman
      Pages: 528 - 533
      Abstract: In 2019, a 42-year-old African man who works as an Ebola virus disease (EVD) researcher traveled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), near an ongoing EVD epidemic, to Philadelphia and presented to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Emergency Department with altered mental status, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. He was classified as a “wet” person under investigation for EVD, and his arrival activated our hospital emergency management command center and bioresponse teams. He was found to be in septic shock with multisystem organ dysfunction, including circulatory dysfunction, encephalopathy, metabolic lactic acidosis, acute kidney injury, acute liver injury, and diffuse intravascular coagulation. Critical care was delivered within high-risk pathogen isolation in the ED and in our Special Treatment Unit until a diagnosis of severe cerebral malaria was confirmed and EVD was definitively excluded.This report discusses our experience activating a longitudinal preparedness program designed for rare, resource-intensive events at hospitals physically remote from any active epidemic but serving a high-volume international air travel port-of-entry.
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      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.53
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Flood preparedness literacy and behaviors in community dwelling among
           older adults – Corrigendum

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      Authors: Panisa Boonyaratkalin; Suphamas Partiprajak, Noppawan Piaseu
      Pages: 534 - 534
      PubDate: 2021-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.182
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 4 (2021)
       
 
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