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Qualitative Study on blind and visually impaired individuals - Norway
Within the Project EUNAD the norwegian colleagues of the Norwegian Center of Violance & Traumatic Stress Studies conducted a qualitative study with the overarching aim to achieve knowledge than can be helpful in developing measures that can help people with visual impairments during and after disasters. Examples of how visually impaired people experience safety and risk, disaster situations and how they cope with post-traumatic stress after accidents, violence, and disasters were collected. The aim of the Research project was to expand the established knowledge of a vulnerable population. Such knowledge can be beneficial to national, regional and local authorities in planning and organizing emergencies, for response personnel, for disability organizations and may lead to better care for disabled people during and after serious incidents.
Cross sectional study on a Norwegian sample - Norway
The colleagues of the Norwegian Center of Violance & Traumatic Stress Studies conducted a cross-sectional interview-based study between February and May 2017 (EUNAD-IP). The results of the following research questions were published:
Bullying among people with visual impairment: Prevalence, associated factors and relationship to self-efficacy and life satisfaction - Norway
The aim of the research done by the colleagues of the Norwegian Center of Violance & Traumatic Stress Studies was to examine associated factors of bullying and to determine associations between bullying and psychosocial outcomes among individuals with visual impairments.
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Sexual assaults in individuals with visual impairment: a cross sectional study of a Norwegian sample - Norway
The aim of the research was to examine the prevalence of sexual assaults among individuals with visual impairment compared with the general population and to investigate the association between sexual assault and outcomes of self-efficacy and life satisfaction.
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A population study on traumatic experiences, coping and mental health, in blind and visually impaired individuals - Norway
The aim of the EUNAD-IP study done by the colleagues of the Norwegian Center of Violance & Traumatic Stress Studies was to examine what kind of potential traumatic events is experienced by visually impaired individuals, how reactions to traumatic events is manifested and coped with, and how they deal with potential threats.