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      Access, use and completion of a brief disaster mental health intervention among Hispanics, African-Americans and Whites affected by Hurricane Ike.

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          African-Americans and Hispanics are disproportionally affected by disasters. We evaluated differences in the use and completion of a web-based mental health intervention, Disaster Recovery Web (DRW), by White, African-American and Hispanic adults in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Approximately one year after the hurricane, a telephone survey was carried out with adults from Galveston and Chambers counties. A total of 1249 adults participated in the survey (80% White, 14% African-American and 6% Hispanic). Mental health and mental health service utilization were assessed. Whites were more likely to have previously used the Internet to obtain general health information than African-Americans or Hispanics (P < 0.001). A logistic regression was used to identify differences in the use of the Internet intervention after controlling for covariates. There were no differences in rates of non-use and dropout attrition between Whites, African-Americans and Hispanics. Thus the findings suggest that web-based mental health interventions can be used to reach African-American, Hispanic and White adults at similar rates after a disaster.

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          Journal
          J Telemed Telecare
          Journal of telemedicine and telecare
          SAGE Publications
          1758-1109
          1357-633X
          Feb 2013
          : 19
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 29425, USA. prima@musc.edu
          Article
          1357633X13476230 NIHMS472999
          10.1177/1357633x13476230
          3676648
          23514936
          d63bed0d-d6b0-43b9-8766-2201e599a02a

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