Journal article

Medical Rehabilitation in Natural Disasters: A Review

Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, James Gosney, Farooq A Rathore, Frederick M Burkle

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To present an evidence-based overview of the effectiveness of medical rehabilitation intervention in natural disaster survivors and outcomes that are affected. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases (PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO) up to September 2014. STUDY SELECTION: Two independent reviewers selected studies reporting outcomes for natural disaster survivors after medical rehabilitation that addressed functional restoration and participation. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the methodologic quality..

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