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  1. 2015 Bastrop County CASPER (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response) Questionnaire
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Format: PDF
    Date Published: 4/23/2015
    Annotation: The survey instrument used in the 2015 Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in Bastrop, Texas, consisted of questions addressing several areas of concern for local emergency management and public health officials involved in the disaster response and recovery efforts for a wildfire. A similar instrument was also previously administered in 2011 in Bastrop, Texas. Subject areas included structural damage to the residence, access to basic services such as utilities, access to medical care, physical and mental health status, evacuation behaviors, wildfire-related communications, and pet and livestock issues, preparedness, and recovery. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 5.7
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 33 questions
    Administered by: Lay Interviewer
    Language(s): English
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    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters; Preparedness
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Kirsch KR, Feldt BA, Zane DF, Haywood T, Jones RW, Horney JA. Longitudinal Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response to Wildfire, Bastrop County, Texas. Health Secur. 2016 Mar-Apr; PubMed PMID: 27081889. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27081889. Subscription not required.

    Contact information:

    Contact person: Jennifer Horney, PhD
    Institution: Texas A&M University
    Address: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1266 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843
    E-mail: horney@sph.tamhsc.edu
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 12945. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  2. Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    Format: PDF
    Date Published: 8/2014
    Annotation: This Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) questionnaire was used in a community near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania. This assessment of reported health symptoms and health status is based on questions drawn from publicly available surveys. Symptom questions, covering a range of organ systems that had been mentioned in published reports, asked respondents whether they or any household members had experienced each condition during the past year. The health assessment also asked a number of general yes/no questions about concerns of environmental hazards in the community, such as whether respondents were satisfied with air quality, water quality, soil quality, environmental noise, odors, and traffic, but did not specifically mention natural gas wells, hydraulic fracturing, or other natural gas extraction activities. The survey was pretested with focus groups in the study area in collaboration with a community-based group and revised to ensure comprehensibility of questions. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 5.7
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 78 questions
    Administered by: Lay Interviewer
    Language(s): English
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    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters; Environmental Exposure(s); Lifestyle and Quality of Life
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Rabinowitz PM, Slizovskiy IB, Lamers V, Trufan SJ, Holford TR, Dziura JD, Peduzzi PN, Kane MJ, Reif JS, Weiss TR, Stowe MH. Proximity to natural gas wells and reported health status: results of a household survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Jan;123(1):21-6. PubMed PMID: 25204871. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25204871. Subscription not required.

    Contact information:

    Contact person: P.M. Rabinowitz
    Institution: University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    Address: 1959 NE Pacific St., F551 Health Sciences Center, Box 357234, Seattle, WA 98195
    Phone: 206-685-2654
    E-mail: peterr7@uw.edu
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 12943. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  3. Community Health Assessment Following Mercaptan Spill: Appendices A, B, C, and D
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
    Format: PDF
    Date Published: 11/30/2012
    Annotation: This Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) questionnaire was used in a community following a Mercaptan spill in Alabama. Prior to each interview, the teams completed a tracking form (Appendix A) to record the outcome of every interview attempt. This information served as the basis for calculating the response rates. In the event that field teams encountered a household with urgent needs that presented an immediate threat to life or health, they were to encourage or assist the household to call emergency services (911). In the event that calling 911 was not appropriate, the teams would complete a confidential referral form (Appendix B). After gaining verbal consent (Appendix C), one eligible household member (18 years of age or older) from the family was selected to speak for all household members when responding to the questionnaire (Appendix D). Appendices A, B, C, and D can be found on pages 28 to 41 of the resource. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 6.8
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 28 questions
    Administered by: Lay Interviewer
    Language(s): English
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters; Environmental Exposure(s)
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes:
    Download document as adapted for the NIH Disaster Research Response Program:

    Appendix D: Household Questionnaire
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    Citation(s):
    Behbod MB, Parker EM, Jones EA, Bayleyegn T, Guarisco J, Morrison M, McIntyre MG, Knight M. Eichold B and Yip F. Community health assessment following mercaptan spill: Eight Mile, Mobile County, Alabama, September 2012, J Public Health Management Practice, 2014, 20(6), 632-639. PubMed PMID: 24253404. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24253404. Subscription not required.

    Contact information:

    Organization: Alabama Department of Public Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and Outbreaks, Bureau of Communicable Disease
    Address: RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1450, Montgomery, AL 36104
    Phone: 334-206-5971; After hours (24/7): 1-800-338-8374
    Fax: 334-206-3734
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 12942. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  4. 2011 Bastrop County CASPER (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response) Questionnaire
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Format: PDF
    Date Published: 9/23/2011
    Annotation: This survey instrument used in the 2011 Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in Bastrop, Texas, consisted of questions addressing several areas of concern for local emergency management and public health officials involved in the disaster response and recovery efforts for a wildfire. A similar instrument, http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/suppl/10.1089/hs.2015.0060/suppl_file/Supp_App2.pdf, was also later administered in 2015 in Bastrop, Texas. Subject areas included structural damage to the residence, access to basic services such as utilities, access to medical care, physical and mental health status, evacuation behaviors, wildfire-related communications, and pet and livestock issues, preparedness, and recovery. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 5.7
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 34 questions
    Administered by: Lay Interviewer
    Language(s): English
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters; Preparedness
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Kirsch KR, Feldt BA, Zane DF, Haywood T, Jones RW, Horney JA. Longitudinal Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response to Wildfire, Bastrop County, Texas. Health Secur. 2016 Mar-Apr; PubMed PMID: 27081889. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27081889. Subscription not required.

    Contact information:

    Contact person: Jennifer Horney, PhD
    Institution: Texas A&M University, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Address: 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
    Email: horney@sph.tamhsc.edu
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 12944. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  5. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit: Second Edition
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
    Format: PDF (3.74 MB)
    Annotation: The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch (DEHHE/HSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit to assist personnel from any local, state, regional, or federal public health departments in conducting the CASPER during a disaster. The second edition was published 7/9/2012. One of the main objectives in developing this toolkit is to standardize the assessment procedures focusing on U.S. disaster response. The CASPER toolkit provides guidelines on data collection tool development, methodology, sample selection, training, data collection, analysis, and report writing. During a disaster, public health and emergency management professionals must be prepared to respond to and meet the needs of the affected public in a timely manner. HSB's rapid needs assessment toolkit can be used by public health practitioners and emergency management officials to determine the health status and basic needs of the affected community in a quick and low-cost manner. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Administered by: Trained Lay Interviewer/Interviewer Administered
    Language(s): English
    Special Considerations: Interview/Questionnaire was conducted at participant's home.
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Preparedness; Specific Disasters
    Authors: Bayleyegn, Tesfaye; Vagi, Sara; Schnall, Amy
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Choudhary E, Chen T, Martin C, Vagi S, Roth J Jr, Keim M, Noe R, Ponausuia SE, Lemusu S, Bayleyegn T, Wolkin A. Public health needs assessments of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, after the 2009 tsunami. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Oct;6(3):209-216. Epub 2013 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 23077263. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23077263. Subscription required.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Assessment of household preparedness through training exercises--two metropolitan counties, Tennessee, 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012 Sep 14;61(36):720-2. PubMed PMID: 22971744. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22971744. Subscription not required.

    Murti M, Bayleyegn T, Stanbury M, Flanders WD, Yard E, Nyaku M, Wolkin A. Household emergency preparedness by housing type from a community assessment for public health emergency response (CASPER), Michigan. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2014 Feb;8(1):12-9. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2013.111. Epub 2014 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 24524350. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24524350. Subscription required.

    Nyaku MK, Wolkin AF, McFadden J, Collins J, Murti M, Schnall A, Bies S, Stanbury M, Beggs J, Bayleyegn TM. Assessing radiation emergency preparedness planning by using Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) methodology. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014;29(3):1-9. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X14000491. Epub 2014 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 24906059. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24906059. Subscription required.

    Contact information:

    Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch
    Address: 4770 Buford Highway, MS F-57
    Chamblee, GA 30341
    Phone: 770-488-3410
    Fax: 770-488-3450
    Web: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/
    For additional information on the CASPER program: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/casper.htm
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 8351. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  6. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit: Appendix B. Hurricane Ike Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Questionnaire - Galveston County, Texas, September 2008
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
    Format: PDF
    Annotation: The questionnaire can be found in Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit, 2009 edition, Appendix B, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch. The questionnaire included general demographic, household type, and extent of damage questions regarding hurricane-related, self-reported injuries and illness; medication availability; generator and gas/charcoal grill use; and access to basic utilities (e.g., electricity, water). At a local health authority or state government's request, questions on tetanus vaccination status (due to potential increase in injuries during relief and recovery) and vector control were added to the questionnaire. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 24 multi-part questions
    Administered by: Trained Lay Examiner/Interviewer Administered
    Special Considerations: Interview/Questionnaire was conducted at participant's home.
    Language(s): English
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters; Lifestyle and Quality of Life; Mental Health and Cognitive Function
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes:
    Download document as adapted for the NIH Disaster Research Response Program:

    Appendix B: Sample Data Collection Form. Hurricane Ike Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response Questionnaire: Galveston, County, Texas, September 2008.
    PDFWord


    Epi InfoEpi Info Instructions

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    Citation(s):
    Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry HM, Sanchez C, Wolkin AF. Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike--Texas, 25-30 September 2008. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10. PubMed PMID: 21181683
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21181683. Subscription required.

    Contact information:
    Contact person: David F. Zane
    Institution: Texas Department of State Health Services
    Community Preparedness Section (MC 1926)
    Address: PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    Email: david.zane@dshs.state.tx.us
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 7824. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  7. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) after the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. Alabama, 2010: Appendix A. Gulf Coast Oil Spill CASPER Questionnaire
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
    Format: PDF
    Annotation: CASPER (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response), published 9/3/2010, is an epidemiologic technique designed to provide household-based information about an affected community's needs after a disaster quickly and at low cost. The survey instrument includes questions regarding respiratory, cardiovascular, dermatologic, and other physical symptoms and signs that occurred or worsened in the previous 30 days; standardized questions on quality of life, mental health, and social context; as well as individual and household level exposure questions related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Ease of Use in Disaster Setting: Information Easy
    Population: Residential/Workplace
    Length: 32 questions
    Administered by: Trained Lay Interviewer/Interviewer Administered
    Language(s): English
    Special Considerations: Interview/Questionnaire was conducted at participant's home.
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Specific Disasters
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Questionnaire is located in Appendix A.

    Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Buttke D, Vagi S, Bayleyegn T, Sircar K, Strine T, Morrison M, Allen M, Wolkin A. Mental health needs assessment after the Gulf Coast oil spill-Alabama and Mississippi, 2010. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Oct;27(5):401-8. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X12001100. Epub 2012 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 22985680.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22985680. Subscription required.

    Buttke D, Vagi S, Schnall A, Bayleyegn T, Morrison M, Allen M, Wolkin A. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) one year following the Gulf Coast oil spill: Alabama and Mississippi, 2011. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Dec;27(6):496-502. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X12001380. Epub 2012
    Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 23010443.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23010443. Subscription required.

    Contact information:
    Contact person: Amy Wolkin
    Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Phone: 770-488-3402
    Email: ajf9@cdc.gov

    Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Studies Branch
    Phone: 770-488-3403
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 11091. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  8. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER): Appendix B: Question Bank
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
    Format: PDF
    Annotation: The purpose of this question bank from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, is to provide potential questions that can be used in a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) questionnaire. The question bank is located in Appendix B (page 59) of the 2012 CASPER Toolkit. Additional questions may need to be created to satisfy the purpose of the CASPER. The questions in this bank have been previously used in CASPER questionnaires; in an effort to encourage standardization and the potential for meta-analysis across CASPERs, wording and response options are suggested. The resource is intended to serve as a bank of questions, not a template. This resource was identified by the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) for researchers looking for pre- and post-disaster data collection instruments.

    Population: All/Anyone
    Length: 80 questions and 10 modules/sections; this does not include subsets of questions.
    Time to Complete: Not specified/given
    Administered by: Trained Lay Interviewer/Interviewer Administered
    Language: English
    Special Considerations: Interview/Questionnaire was conducted at participant's home.
    [less]
    Data Collection on: Preparedness; Specific Disasters
    Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes: Free/Publicly Available

    Citation(s):
    Horney J, Davis MK, Davis SE, Fleischauer A. An Evaluation of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in North Carolina, 2003-2010. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Apr;28(2):94-8. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X13000071. Epub 2013 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 23360668. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23360668. Subscription required.

    Contact information:
    Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch
    Address: 4770 Buford Highway, MS F-57, Chamblee, GA 30341
    Phone: 770-488-3410
    Fax: 770-488-3450
    Web: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/
    For additional information on the CASPER program: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/casper.htm
    Includes Research Tools: Yes
    ID: 8647. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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