Concomitants of perceived trust in hospital and medical services following Hurricane Sandy

Menachem Ben-Ezra, Robin Goodwin, Yuval Palgi, Krzysztof Kaniasty, Marsha Zibalese Crawford, Aviva Weinberger, Yaira Hamama-Raz

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The relationship between factors associated with perceived trust in hospital and medical services in the aftermath of a natural disaster is understudied. An online sample of 1000 people mainly from affected states was surveyed after Hurricane Sandy. Participants completed a survey which included disaster related questions and PTSD symptoms. Logistic regression revealed a significant association between perceived trust in hospital services to education, subjective well-being, being scared for the life of a loved one and perceived trust in emergency services. These findings may emphasis the positive association between maintaining active hospital services and mental health among the general population during crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1162
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2014

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© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


  • Disaster
  • Emergency
  • PTSD
  • Subjective well-Being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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