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This poster provides an overview of the results of the capstone project, which explored the occupational impacts of the 2018 Camp Fire. Data were collected through in-person and remote interviews over 21 weeks. The inclusion criteria for the study consisted of adults between 18 to 80 who could understand and answer questions in English, were affected by the fire, or had worked directly with the Camp Fire survivors. Among the total participants (n=14), ten were survivors, and four were providers. The research question was, “What modifiable factors are enabling or disabling Camp Fire survivors from engaging in their daily occupations?” Socioeconomic barriers were mentioned, and 86% of the participants from all backgrounds reported long-term effects on their mental health, typical among survivors of natural disasters (Davies et al., 2018). However, among the survivors, 90% reported impacts on their leisure, social participation, and productivity.

Publication Date

Summer 8-9-2023


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Camp Fire, wildfires, survivors, occupational impacts, qualitative research

Medical Subject Headings

Fires, Wildfires, Survivors, Leisure Activities, Occupations, Natural Disasters, Socioeconomic Factors, Occupational therapy


Mental Disorders | Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on August 2-9, 2023

Occupational Impacts of the 2018 Camp Fire