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HESPER Web- converting the HESPER instrument to a self-administrated version for web use

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Karin Hugelius

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In order to provide adequate relief to people in disasters and emergencies, a quick, trustworthy and reliable needs assessment is necessary. It is also important that views of affected people are taken into account during needs assessments. The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER) tool assesses 26 physical, social and psychological needs as perceived and prioritized by the people affected.

Today, many actors working in responses to emergencies have access to the internet. Web based surveys offer quicker information gathering, and may reduce practical, economic and security challenges in needs assessment. This project seeks to develop and evaluate the HESPER Web; an online tool to assess perceived needs of people affected by emergencies or disasters.

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