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Nutritional Management of Individuals with Chronic Disease and Vulnerable Populations Following a Disaster

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Item Summary Wilcox, Misty 2017-12-18T21:54:56Z 2017-12-18T21:54:56Z 2016-05
dc.description M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Chronic diseases and related conditions (CDRCs), such as diabetes, renal disease, and cardiovascular disease affect a large proportion of the population in developed nations. Following a large scale disaster, when food, water, and medical supplies are limited, CDRCs increase the risk of adverse health outcomes in displaced populations and require nutrition intervention. Other vulnerable populations, including the elderly, breastfeeding moms, and infants are also at high risk for adverse nutrition related health outcomes following a disaster. This thesis is comprised of two research studies, which examine: a) the prevalence of CDRCs in non-institutionalized U.S. adults, b) the effect of chronic disease status, mental or emotional health status, and disability status on disaster preparedness behaviors, and c) nutritional management of vulnerable populations include those with CDRCs. Preparation for disasters by both individuals and communities is an important part of critical infrastructure needed to be able to respond, and recover from disasters.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2016]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Human Nutrition,Food & Animal Sciences
dc.title Nutritional Management of Individuals with Chronic Disease and Vulnerable Populations Following a Disaster
dc.type Thesis
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