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dc.contributor.authorUsher, Kimen
dc.contributor.authorBuettner, Petraen
dc.contributor.authorWest, Carynen
dc.contributor.authorMills, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Cindyen
dc.contributor.authorMason, Matten
dc.contributor.authorBoon, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain-Salaun, Jenniferen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-09T16:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationPrehospital and Disaster Medicine, 28(3), p. 272-278en
dc.identifier.issn1945-1938en
dc.identifier.issn1049-023Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14630-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Tropical cyclone (TC) Yasi, thought to be the largest and most severe cyclone to cross the Queensland coast since 1918, made landfall on the southern tropical coast near Mission Beach and continued to track westward across Northern Queensland on February 3, 2011. The warning and response model (WRM) suggests that situational factors, personal characteristics, and social contextual variables influence the degree of threat perceived and protective actions taken. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine preparation for this impending natural disaster by residents of the affected regions, and to identify the residents' resource losses and symptoms of psychological distress following TC Yasi. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted 6-12 months after the cyclone using an adapted tool designed to measure preparedness, loss and psychosocial distress. Four hundred and thirty-three responses were received. Statistical analysis was conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Categorical characteristics were described using sample size and percentages. Results: Almost all respondents perceived the cyclone warning as serious or very serious, and more than a third started preparing for the cyclone at least three days before it reached landfall. Overall, 115 (26.7%) respondents reported moderate and 59 (13.7%) reported major property damage; 72 (17.1%) reported a moderate and 49 (11.6%) reported a major change in their feeling of whether they have control over their life; 55 (13.1%) reported a major change in their motivation of getting things done; and 33 (7.9%) reported a major change in their perception of feeling valuable to others. Overall, 142 (34.1%) documented at least one of five symptoms of acute distress. Conclusion: The findings document the experiences of Australians who have lived through tropical cyclone Yasi. The results support the WRM theory which proposes that people with previous experience take threatened disasters seriously.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofPrehospital and Disaster Medicineen
dc.titlePreparedness for and Impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland, Australiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1049023X13000204en
dc.subject.keywordsMental Health Nursingen
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local.contributor.firstnameJaneen
local.contributor.firstnameCindyen
local.contributor.firstnameMatten
local.contributor.firstnameHelenen
local.contributor.firstnameJenniferen
local.subject.for2008111005 Mental Health Nursingen
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local.profile.emailkusher@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcaryn.west@jcu.edu.auen
local.profile.emailjane.mills@jcu.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcwood30@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailhelen.boon@jcu.edu.auen
local.profile.emailjennifer.chamberlainsalaun@jcu.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.publisher.placeUnited States of Americaen
local.format.startpage272en
local.format.endpage278en
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local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume28en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.contributor.lastnameUsheren
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local.contributor.lastnameWesten
local.contributor.lastnameMillsen
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local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14630en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitlePreparedness for and Impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland, Australiaen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.search.authorUsher, Kimen
local.search.authorBuettner, Petraen
local.search.authorWest, Carynen
local.search.authorMills, Janeen
local.search.authorWoods, Cindyen
local.search.authorMason, Matten
local.search.authorBoon, Helenen
local.search.authorChamberlain-Salaun, Jenniferen
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local.year.published2013en
local.subject.for2020420504 Mental health nursingen
local.subject.seo2020200305 Mental health servicesen
local.subject.seo2020200307 Nursingen
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