Psychological challenges among older adults following the Christchurch earthquakes

Michael Annear, Tim Wilkinson, Sally Keeling

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This article highlights immediate psychological challenges faced by older adults in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, following an atypical sequence of earthquakes. Data are derived from a study of active ageing that coincided with the disasters. Participants included 355 community dwelling older adults who completed surveys, and a subgroup of 67 of these individuals who used activity diaries in the weeks following two major earthquakes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-511
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Earthquakes
  • New Zealand
  • Older adults
  • Psychological problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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