October 1, 2015
The Registry launched its 2015 Health Survey, which was sent to all enrollees. This was the third follow-up survey, otherwise known as Wave 4, which allowed the Registry to get a more complete picture of the effects of 9/11 on health and inform 9/11-related health care.
The Wave 4 (Asthma) Survey
May 15, 2015
Traumatic exposure during a hurricane is associated with adverse mental health conditions post-event. The World Trade Center Health Registry provided a sampling pool for a rapid survey of persons directly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York City (NYC) metropolitan area in late October 2012. This study evaluated the relationship between Sandy experiences and Sandy-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among individuals previously exposed to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) disaster. PTSD after Hurricane Sandy among adult Registry enrollees who lived in flood zones and experienced several Sandy-related traumatic events and had a history of 9/11-related PTSD were significantly more likely to have Sandy-related PTSD 5 to12 months after the hurricane.
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