The outcomes and impact of a post-earthquake rehabilitation program in China: A qualitative study

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Abstract

This study evaluated the outcomes and impact of a post-earthquake rehabilitation program in Sichuan, China. A case-study approach was adopted to conduct an in-depth examination of the program. The results show that the program effectively enhanced the functional outcomes of earthquake survivors. However, the empowerment of earthquake survivors with disabilities requires further consideration, and the local community’s ownership of the program must also be addressed. A combination of institution- and community-based approaches was advocated in developing the post-earthquake rehabilitation program to enhance its impact on the local community. Copyright © 2016 by SAGE Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-181
JournalQualitative Health Research
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online dateMay 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Chung, E. Y.-h. (2017). The outcomes and impact of a post-earthquake rehabilitation program in China: A qualitative study. Qualitative Health Research, 27(2), 170-181.

Keywords

  • Qualitative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Community-based programs
  • Program evaluation
  • Case study
  • China