Flood events change the occurrence and burden of diarrhea among people in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam in 2016

Gia, Thanh Nguyen, Pu, Jian and Watanabe, Toru, (2023). Flood events change the occurrence and burden of diarrhea among people in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam in 2016. Vietnam Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(9), 53-51

Document type:
Article

Metadata
Links
Versions
Statistics
  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Gia, Thanh Nguyen
    Pu, Jian
    Watanabe, Toru
    Title Flood events change the occurrence and burden of diarrhea among people in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam in 2016
    Appearing in Vietnam Journal of Preventive Medicine
    Volume 32
    Issue No. 9
    Publication Date 2023-03-10
    Place of Publication Hanoi
    Publisher Vietnam Association of Preventive Medicine
    Start page 53
    End page 51
    Language eng
    Abstract People in flooded areas are exposed to the risk of infectious diseases like gastroenteritis via contact with contaminated floodwater. The burden of such diseases has often been estimated using DALYs based on the severity and duration of the disease symptoms but not for psychology. We hypothesized that people in developing countries hit by floods frequently have higher stress related to flood-related diseases than others. This study aimed to describe the psychological impact of floods into the health burden of diarrhea in flood-prone areas in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam in 2016. A cross sectional study was conducted from August to September 2016 in Thua Thien Hue province to ask about their feeling about flood-caused diarrhea compared with common diseases which are leading causes of morbidity in the region. The results showed that the participants felt that some diseases such as diarrhea happened more frequently during and after floods. People in non-flooded areas felt that diarrhea and cough that happened more frequently during and after floods were significantly higher than in other areas. The severity/uncomfortableness of diarrhea that participants reported compared with each common disease was significantly different between people in flooded and non-flooded areas. No significant difference between the newly modified disability weight of diseases that participants in flooded and non-flooded areas, felt happened more frequently related to floods. The feeling to diarrhea disease was not affected by floods. A new method to incorporate the psychological impacts of floods into the burden of normal diarrhea was also proposed. Our findings suggest that floods changed the feelings of people in flooded areas about diarrhea by accepting this disease.
    UNBIS Thesaurus DIARRHOEAL DISEASES
    FLOODS
    Keyword Disability weight
    Psychological distress
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI https://doi.org/10.51403/0868-2836/2022/923
  • Versions
    Version Filter Type
  • Citation counts
    Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
    Access Statistics: 94 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
    Created: Wed, 23 Aug 2023, 15:34:42 JST by Hanna Takemoto on behalf of UNU IAS