Mental Health, Social Support and Fatalism in Victims of the 2008 Flood in Juarez City Mexico

  • Oscar Armando Esparza-Del Villar Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México
  • Rocío García-Hernández Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México
  • Priscila Montañez-Alvarado Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México
  • Irene Concepción Carrillo-Saucedo Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México
  • Marisela Gutiérrez Vega Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México

Abstract

This study analyzed symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in flood victims from Juarez City Mexico. In July of 2008, heavy rain caused floods in several areas in Juarez, where hundreds of people experienced loss of their belongings and damage to their properties. A sample of 756 participants, interviewed in August and September of 2008, were used to compare flood victims and non-victims in levels of depression, anxiety and PTSD. The results indicated that flood victims had statistically significant higher levels in all or the variables mentioned above. In the 392 flood victims, levels of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were correlated with social support and fatalism related factors. It was found that social support and fatalism factors have a small or no relationship with mental health variables of flood victims.

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Published
2018-10-31
How to Cite
Esparza-Del Villar, O. A., García-Hernández, R., Montañez-Alvarado, P., Carrillo-Saucedo, I. C., & Vega, M. G. (2018). Mental Health, Social Support and Fatalism in Victims of the 2008 Flood in Juarez City Mexico. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(29), 265. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n29p265

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