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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304335
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Literature Review of Mental Care for Earthquake-Affected Children
Author(s):
Koyano, Yasuko; Takehara, Yuki
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yasuko Koyano, PhD, RN, PHN, ykoyano@juntendo.ac.jp; Yuki Takehara, RN, BS;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The present study was conducted with the aim of clarifying the impact of earthquakes on children, based on their mental and physical changes, with a review of the literature, and discuss support for children with PTSD.

 The Tohoku earthquake, which occurred on March 11th, 2011, was the most powerful earthquake in recorded history in Japan. This situation highlights the risk of significant mental and physical impact on the children, as well as the possibility of onset of PTSD; however, not many studies have been conducted on mental support for disaster-affected children. As Japan is prone to earthquakes and the likelihood of multiple earthquakes is high, research on post-disaster mental support for children is highly needed.

Methods:

Forty-two documents were extracted from the original and review papers published between 1995 and 2011, using the keywords “earthquake disaster,” “disaster,” “children,” “mental care,” “posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” and “family,” in the Japana Centra Revuo Medicina database. After reviewing the abstract of each extracted document, 20 documents were identified as relevant to the present study. A total of 31 documents, including relevant documents which were not found in the database, but were available from other sources in Japan and other countries, were examined.

Results:

The results of the literature review clarified the physical and mental symptoms and PTSD symptoms in children as normal defense reactions, and revealed that the attitudes of the family and parents exert the most significant influence on the risk of onset of PTSD in the children.

Conclusion:

The present study suggested the need for commitment to disaster preparedness in advance, for provision of support to children based on their expressions of feelings, for provision of support not only for children but for the entire family, the need for multidisciplinary cooperation, and for provision of professional nursing support for PTSD prophylaxis and post-onset treatment.

Keywords:
Children; PTSD; Earthquake
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiterature Review of Mental Care for Earthquake-Affected Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoyano, Yasukoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTakehara, Yukien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYasuko Koyano, PhD, RN, PHN, ykoyano@juntendo.ac.jp; Yuki Takehara, RN, BS;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304335-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The present study was conducted with the aim of clarifying the impact of earthquakes on children, based on their mental and physical changes, with a review of the literature, and discuss support for children with PTSD. <p> The Tohoku earthquake, which occurred on March 11th, 2011, was the most powerful earthquake in recorded history in Japan. This situation highlights the risk of significant mental and physical impact on the children, as well as the possibility of onset of PTSD; however, not many studies have been conducted on mental support for disaster-affected children. As Japan is prone to earthquakes and the likelihood of multiple earthquakes is high, research on post-disaster mental support for children is highly needed. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Forty-two documents were extracted from the original and review papers published between 1995 and 2011, using the keywords “earthquake disaster,” “disaster,” “children,” “mental care,” “posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” and “family,” in the Japana Centra Revuo Medicina database. After reviewing the abstract of each extracted document, 20 documents were identified as relevant to the present study. A total of 31 documents, including relevant documents which were not found in the database, but were available from other sources in Japan and other countries, were examined. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The results of the literature review clarified the physical and mental symptoms and PTSD symptoms in children as normal defense reactions, and revealed that the attitudes of the family and parents exert the most significant influence on the risk of onset of PTSD in the children. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The present study suggested the need for commitment to disaster preparedness in advance, for provision of support to children based on their expressions of feelings, for provision of support not only for children but for the entire family, the need for multidisciplinary cooperation, and for provision of professional nursing support for PTSD prophylaxis and post-onset treatment.en_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.subjectPTSDen_GB
dc.subjectEarthquakeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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