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dc.creatorFoudi, Sébastienes_ES
dc.creatorOsés Eraso, Nuriaes_ES
dc.creatorGalarraga, Ibones_ES
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T11:22:19Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T11:22:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0043-1397 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn1944-7973 (Electronic)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/31499
dc.description.abstractRisk management and climate adaptation literature focuses mainly on reducing the impacts of, exposure to, and vulnerability to extreme events such as floods and droughts. Posttraumatic stress disorder is one of the most important impacts related to these events, but also a relatively under-researched topic outside original psychopathological contexts. We conduct a survey to investigate the mental stress caused by floods. We focus on hydrological, individual, and collective drivers of posttraumatic stress. We assess stress with flood-specific health scores and the GHQ-12 General Health Questionnaire. Our findings show that the combination of water depth and flood velocity measured via a Hazard Class Index is an important stressor; and that mental health resilience can be significantly improved by providing the population with adequate information. More specifically, the paper shows that psychological distress can be reduced by (i) coordinating awareness of flood risks and flood protection and prevention behavior; (ii) developing the abil- ity to protect oneself from physical, material and intangible damage; (iii) designing simple insurance proce- dures and protocols for fast recovery; and (iv) learning from previous experiences.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge support from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovations programme under grant agreement 653522, Project: Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures.en
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.ispartofWater Resources Research, volume 53, Issue 7, July 2017en
dc.rights© 2017. The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectFloodsen
dc.subjectMental health resilienceen
dc.titleThe effect of flooding on mental health: lessons learned for building resilienceen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Economíaes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Ekonomia Sailaeu
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2017wr020435
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/653522en
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1002/2017wr020435en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
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© 2017. The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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