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close this bookDisaster Reports : The Effects of Hurricane David. 1979, on the Population of Dominica (PAHO)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentSummary
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Purpose and methodology
close this folder3. Results
View the document3.1. Response
View the document3.2. The population sample
close this folder3.3. Socio-economic overview
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View the document3.3.1. Hurricane damage and reconstruction
View the document3.3.2. Perception of the effects of hurricane David
close this folder3.4. Injuries
View the document3.4.1. Characteristics of the injured population
View the document3.4.2. The occurrence, causes and nature of the injuries
View the document3.4.3. Medical help for the injured
View the document3.5. Pregnancy
View the document3.6 Communicable diseases
close this folderAnnexes
View the documentAnnex 1 : Questions asked about injury
View the documentAnnex 2 : Questions asked about pregnancy

Annex 1 : Questions asked about injury

Was anyone in your household injured at the time of the disaster or since then ?

1. What was their name ?*

* A separate form was filled in for each person injured.

2. Which part(s) of their body were injured ? (Head, shoulders, back, chest abdomen, arms, hands, legs or feet)

3. What was the nature of the injury ? (Explain in your own words and tick for nail wound, blow, laceration, cut, fracture, or other)

4. Where did it happen ? (Inside home, inside another building or outside)

5. Why were they there ? What were they doing ? (This did not have to be answered by those injured inside the home)

6. What were they injured by ? (Galvanised roofing sheets, trees or, if something else, what ?)

7. When did this happen - on which day and at what time ?

8. Did they try to obtain medical aid ?

9. If not, why not ?

10. Did they get medical aid ?

11. If not, why not ?

12. If not, who looked after them ? (Family, neighbours, themselves or, if someone else, explain who).

13. If they got help, where did they go ? (Health centre, hospital or nurse or temporary medical facility in locality. Give the name).

14. What means of transport did they use ?

15. How long after the injury did they arrive ?

16. Who treated then ? (Doctor, nurse or don't know).

17. What was the medical diagnosis. if known ?

18. How long did they stay at the health centre or hospital ? (Give the number of days or, if the stay was brief, the number of hours).