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Cover Kathleen J.Tierney, William J. Petak, Harlan Hahn Disabled persons and earthquake hazards
Id: 107254
 

Disabled persons and earthquake hazards

160 pp. (English). Paperback. Second-hand. Condition: 4+. .
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List of Figures

List of Tables

Chapter

I INTRODUCTION

The Increasing Significance of the Disabled

Population

Growth in the Number of Disabled Persons

Increased Integration into Society

Aims of This Research

Organization and Content of Chapters

II CONCEPTS AND MODELS IN THE STUDY OF

DISABILITY

Conceptualizing Disability

The Social Dimension of Disability

Models of Disability

Ill THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISABILITY

Sources of Data on Disabilities

Survey Findings

Data on People with Disabilities in California

Conditions Associated with Disability

Patterns of Residence and the Earthquake Hazard

in the Greater Los Angeles Area

Implications for Policies and Programs

IV DISABILITY AND THE RISK OF EARTHOUAKE

RELATED INJURY

Evidence from the Literature

Research on Behavior in Fires and Other Emergencies

Panic Versus Altruism in Emergency Situations

Evidence from Interviews with Victims of the Coalinga

Earthquake

Conclusions and Implications

V PROBABLE EFFECTS OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE ON THE COPING CAPACITY OF BUILDING OCCUPANTS

Classifying Disabilities

Occupant Safety in Existing Buildings:

Examples of Typical Urban Settings

Site A (Multiple-Building Site)

Site В

Site С

Summary

VI EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

MEASURES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Community Preparedness Efforts

Disabled Persons in Institutional Settings

Facility Characteristics

Resident Characteristics and Staffing Patterns

Mitigation and Preparedness Measures

Assessment of Nursing Home Earthquake Preparedness

Summary

VII CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Stakeholder Groups in the Policy Process

Mitigation and Preparedness Measures

Constraints on the Policy Process

References

Appendices

I Development of the Coalinga Survey Instrument

II Checklist for Estimating Effect of Earthquake

Induced Nonstructural Damage on Survivability

of Disabled Building Occupants

III Interview Guide for Directors of Nursing Homes

and Intermediate Care Facilities


 
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