Migration and mental health among hmong refugees association of pre-and postmigration factors with self-rating scales

Joseph Westermeyer, Tou Fu Vang, John Neider

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Abstract

To date there have been no epidemiological studies of a refugee population using self-rating scales. This method was used in a study of Hmong refugees in Minnesota. Self-reported symptoms were compared with premigration and postmigration factors to assess those characteristics associated with increased symptom reporting. Relatively few premigration factors influenced these self-reports, whereas several postmigration factors were significantly correlated with symptoms. These findings suggest certain interventions which might enhance the adjustment of subsequent refugees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume171
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983

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