Invloed van de sociale context (‘social capital’) op de geestelijke gezondheid na natuurrampen

Natural disasters typically erode the social fabric of affected societies, and Tim Wind is specifically interested in modeling the effect of the social context on individual post-disaster mental health outcome.

Outcomes beyond the typical individual risk and protective factors such as coping behavior and social support. Further, he examines the methodological consequences for mental health outcomes of not taking into account the effect of the (social) context on mental health outcomes. He extrapolates implications of his findings to the current debate on whether to apply community interventions to bolster the social fabric of society or individual intervention practices in the aftermath of natural disasters.


  • Wind, T.R., Joshi, P.C., Kleber, R.J. & Komproe, I.H. (2013). The impact of recurrent disasters on mental health: A study on seasonal floods in northern India. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 28(3), 1-7. doi:10.1017/S1049023X13000290.
  • Wind, T., & Komproe, I. (2012). The mechanisms that associate community social capital with post-disaster mental health: A multilevel model. Social Science & Medicine, 75(9), 1715-1720.
  • Wind, T., Fordham, H. & Komproe, I. (2011). Social capital and post-disaster mental health. Global Health Action 4, 6351. Het proefschrift is hier te bestellen.
  • Wind, T.R., Joshi, P.C., Kleber, R.J. & Komproe, I.H. The Effect of the Postdisaster Context on the Assessment of Individual Mental Health Scores. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(2), 134-141.  Lees het artikel