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J Res Med Sci. 2013 Dec;18(12):1103-7.

The association between natural disasters and violence: A systematic review of the literature and a call for more epidemiological studies.

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Department of Social Medicine, Occupational Environmental Research Center, Rafsanjan Medical School, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.

Abstract

The links between disasters and violence either self-directed or interpersonal are now more recognized. Nevertheless, the amount of research is limited. This article discusses the underlying association of disasters and violence and it also outlines a systematic review of the literature from 1976 to 2011. Finally, it concludes and recommends particular approaches for further epidemiological research.

KEYWORDS:

Epidemiological studies; interpersonal violence; natural disasters; self-directed violence

PMID:
24523804
PMCID:
PMC3908534
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