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Impact of repeat flooding on mental health and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional analysis of the English National Study of Flooding and Health

Flooding can have a range of effects on people’s health, both physical and psychological.1–5 Given projections that both the frequency and severity of flooding events will continue to increase in the future,6–9 populations living in flood-susceptible areas may be exposed to multiple flooding events. It is important that the impact of flooding, and repeat flooding, on people’s health and well-being is thoroughly understood. This will help inform public health actions to mitigate adverse health consequences of future flooding events. The objective of this study is to assess the association between flooding/repeat flooding and: (1) psychological morbidity (probable anxiety, probable depression, probable PTSD) and (2) HRQoL, in the Cumbria region at 6 months post-flooding.
Author: French, C E; Waite, T D; et al
Language: English
Pubished By: BMJ Open
Pubished date: 2019

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