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dc.contributor.authorVu, A
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, S
dc.contributor.authorPhung, D
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-22T04:30:44Z
dc.date.available2019-11-22T04:30:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16224370
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389196
dc.description.abstractThe population of older people is increasing at a rapid rate, with those 80 years and older set to triple by 2050. This systematic review aimed to examine older people’s perceptions and behaviours against existing heatwaves prevention measures and systematically categorize and analyse those measures using the Ottawa charter for health promotion framework. Peer-reviewed published literature between 22nd September 2006 and 24th April 2018 was retrieved, according to the PRISMA guidelines, from five different databases. Eighteen articles were finally included. There is a lack of published studies from developing countries. Results were categorized and analysed using the Ottawa charter five action areas. Mitigation strategies from current heat action plans are discussed and gaps are highlighted. A lack of systematic evaluation of heat action plans efficacy was identified. Older people are not demonstrating all recommended preventative measures during heatwaves. Support personnel and health professionals are not being pro-active enough in facilitating prevention of adverse effects from heatwaves. Governments are beginning to implement policy changes, but other recommended support measures outlined in the Ottawa charter are still lacking, and hence require further action. Linkage between specific components of heat action plans and outcomes cannot be ascertained; therefore, more systematic evaluation is needed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom4370: 1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4370: 1
dc.relation.ispartofissue22
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.titleHeat health prevention measures and adaptation in older populations—a systematic review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVu, A; Rutherford, S; Phung, D, Heat health prevention measures and adaptation in older populations—a systematic review, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (22), pp. 4370: 1-4370: 1
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-11-19T01:27:35Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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gro.griffith.authorPhung, Dung T.
gro.griffith.authorRutherford, Shannon
gro.griffith.authorVu, An T.


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