Cover: Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity Among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG) II, Texas

Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity Among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG) II, Texas

Published in: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative website (2020). DOI: 10.7266/1D4HS43N

Posted on rand.org Feb 12, 2024

by Melissa L. Finucane

The purpose of the Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG) II was to assess the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the well-being of residents of Gulf coast communities, specifically those residing in Texas who participated in STRONG I. Respondents were asked about their experiences related to the hurricane including hurricane exposure, evacuation, casualties and dangers related to the hurricane, damage and losses, and post-hurricane recovery and relocation; they were also asked about dimensions of well-being including mental health, physical health, traumatic experiences, and alcohol use. Additional questions asked about housing, sources of information, employment, risk perceptions, and demographics. STRONG administration entailed telephone interviews and mailed surveys that were collected from March to June of 2018. The total sample comprised 295 respondents in 16 counties across Texas that were within close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

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