The Impact of Flood Disaster on Daily Activities and Quality of Life amongst Women Flood Disaster Survivors

Authors

  • Ahmad Zaidin Othman 1) Universiti Teknologi MARA 2) Perdana University, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Akehsan Dahlan Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Suleiman Murad Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.944

Keywords:

Flood disaster, Daily Activities, Occupations, Quality of Life

Abstract

Flood disaster disrupted routine and performance in daily activities. Disengagement from performing daily activities have a negative impact on health leading to decrease the quality of life. Women were tied with the social norms of having to take care of others, which proves to be harder to juggle in times of disaster. The objective of this study was to identify the most affected occupations among the sandwich generation of women flood survivors. One hundred and thirty-one participants participated in this cross-sectional study. The results indicated that there is a significant difference in rest and sleep among the sandwich generation of women flood survivors.

Author Biography

Ahmad Zaidin Othman, 1) Universiti Teknologi MARA 2) Perdana University, School of Occupational Therapy

Tutor/Clinical Instructor

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Published

2017-11-09

How to Cite

Othman, A. Z., Dahlan, A., & Murad, S. (2017). The Impact of Flood Disaster on Daily Activities and Quality of Life amongst Women Flood Disaster Survivors. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(6), 395-404. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.944

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