Application of behavioral theories to disaster and emergency health preparedness

Added August 14, 2018

Citation: Ejeta L.T., Ardalan A., & Paton D. Application of behavioral theories to disaster and emergency health preparedness: A systematic reviewPLoS currents, 2015:July 1;7.

Research related to behavioral theories and models addressing preparedness has to focus on developing countries where disaster risk and need for preparedness are higher.

This systematic review assessed 33 articles in orde to investigate the global applications of behavioral theories to disaster and emergency health preparedness. The majority of evidence comes from developed countries and involves application of behavioral theories to disease outbreaks and natural hazards. Information on application of behavioral theories to man-made hazards is lacking and needed. Similarly, reports from Asia and Middle East are lacking.

 

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