Review ArticleLong-Term Health Consequences Among Wenchuan Earthquake Adult Survivors Implications of a Framework for Postearthquake ReconstructionFu, Mingqi MS∗; Guo, Jing PhD∗; Qu, Zhiyong PhD†; Han, Ziqiang PhD‡; Wang, Shuizhen PhD§; He, Huan PhD∥ Author Information ∗School of Sociology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan †School of Social Development and Public Policy, China Institute of Health, Beijing Normal University, Beijing ‡School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University §School of Education, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan ∥Department of Public Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China. Mingqi Fu and Jing Guo are co-first authors. Send reprint requests to Jing Guo, PhD, School of Sociology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 221 Room, East 7 Building, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, China. E-mail: [email protected]. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: October 2019 - Volume 207 - Issue 10 - p 884-892 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001045 Buy Metrics Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the longitudinal health consequences of the Wenchuan earthquake. Based on descriptive analyses of national-level data and multivariate analyses on a six-wave repeated cross-sectional survey, the findings suggested that after 8 years health risks remained high among earthquake-affected survivors; however, a process of recovery existed. To conceptualize these findings, in this study, we proposed a three-stage recovery model in which the postdisaster health status was divided into three stages: acute, stagnant, and adaptive. At each stage, the health risk varied, and over time, associations between health outcomes and protective factors varied. The three-stage recovery model identified the trends of long-term health consequences among adult earthquake survivors and provided guidance for postdisaster reconstruction in China on the basis of protective factors analyses. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.