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Evaluation of a resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Evaluation of a resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effect of a community-based resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan.Design/methodology/approachThe researchers used a quasi-experimental and mixed-method design comparing a treatment group with a control group across three time periods: before, immediately after, and six months after the intervention.FindingsResults showed significant improvements in survivors’ anxiety scores and resilience scores compared to those who did not undergo the program. However, although there was an increase in adaptive coping of participants immediately after the program, there was a reduction in adaptive coping behaviors for all groups six months after the program. Focus group discussions revealed this might be due to significant environmental challenges among displaced survivors.Research limitations/implicationsA limitation of the study was the lack of randomization and a small sample size due to attrition.Practical implicationsThe study highlights the positive effects of culturally adapted group interventions.Social implicationsThe results suggest the importance of a systemic approach to enabling the recovery of displaced survivors in developing countries.Originality/valueThis study provides evidence for a resilience intervention developed in a low-middle income country in Southeast Asia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

Evaluation of a resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/DPM-01-2018-0001
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effect of a community-based resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan.Design/methodology/approachThe researchers used a quasi-experimental and mixed-method design comparing a treatment group with a control group across three time periods: before, immediately after, and six months after the intervention.FindingsResults showed significant improvements in survivors’ anxiety scores and resilience scores compared to those who did not undergo the program. However, although there was an increase in adaptive coping of participants immediately after the program, there was a reduction in adaptive coping behaviors for all groups six months after the program. Focus group discussions revealed this might be due to significant environmental challenges among displaced survivors.Research limitations/implicationsA limitation of the study was the lack of randomization and a small sample size due to attrition.Practical implicationsThe study highlights the positive effects of culturally adapted group interventions.Social implicationsThe results suggest the importance of a systemic approach to enabling the recovery of displaced survivors in developing countries.Originality/valueThis study provides evidence for a resilience intervention developed in a low-middle income country in Southeast Asia.

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Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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