Brief Intervention Effectiveness on Stress among Nepalese People Indirectly Exposed to the Nepal Earthquake Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Nepal suffered a major 7.8 Richter Scale earthquake on April 25, 2015. At the time of the earthquake, 116 young adult Nepalese were studying in Israel. This study examined the effect of a single-session intervention that combined knowledge about stress responses and effective coping with drawing to reduce their stress 4 days after the earthquake. To examine the intervention effect, the SUDS values of the students were measured using a pre-post design. Participants reported high levels of distress at the start of intervention. Their levels of distress significantly decreased on completion of the intervention. Results extend prior findings of the efficacy of an easily implemented intervention for stress reduction among individuals indirectly exposed to disaster conditions.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016