Assessment of flood-related mental illness in Bangladesh

Jahan, Shafkat (2015) Assessment of flood-related mental illness in Bangladesh. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis assessed the mental health impacts of flooding and explored the key determinants of flood-related mental illness in the coastal region of Bangladesh. This study found significant increase in the prevalence of mental illness after flooding. Flood-exposure and socio-economic factors were significantly associated with post-flood mental illness. These findings may help the policy-makers to improve the early intervention and screening programs and may also have significant public health implications in the control and prevention of flood-related mental illness in Bangladesh.

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ID Code: 86511
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Tong, Shilu, Toloo, Sam, & Naish, Sue
Keywords: Floods, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Depression, anxiety, Drug abuse, Multivariable logistic regression
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 06:27
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 06:27

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