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Title
Disabled Persons and Earthquake Hazards.
File
PB2000101604.pdf
Author(s)
Tierney, K. L.; Petak, W. J.; Hahn, H.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., cJanuary 1988, 170 p.
Abstract
;Table of Contents: Introduction; Concepts and Models in the Study of Disability; The Epidemiology of Disability; Disability and the Risk of Earthquake-Related Injury; Probable Effects of Earthquake Damage on the Coping Capacity of Building Occupants; Emergency Preparedness and Response Measures for Persons With Disabilities; and Conclusions and Recommendations.
Keywords
; Handicapped persons; Hazards; Physically handicapped; Risk assessment; Case studies; Elderly persons; Social effect; Losses; Nursing homes; Literature surveys; Disabled persons; Earthquake damage; Earthquake; Intermediate care facilities; Buildings; Emergency preparedness; Emergency planning; California; Fires; Local planning; Disasters; Senior citizens