Mental Health Effects of Stress over the Life Span of Refugees
AbstractInformation about the relative impact of stressful events across the lifespan on the mental health of refugees is needed. Cross-sectional data from a community sample of 135 Kurdish and 117 Vietnamese refugees were fit to a path model about the effects of non-war stress, war-related stress, and post-migration stress on mental health. Kurdish and Vietnamese data were generally consistent with the model. However, war-related stress produced no direct but a large indirect effect through post-migration stress on mental health in Kurds. Vietnamese data indicated a modest direct war-related stress effect but no indirect influence through post-migration stress. Different types of stressful events lead to adverse mental health of displaced refugees in a somewhat group-dependent manner. Implications for prevention and treatment are discussed. View Full-Text
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Hollifield, M.; Warner, T.D.; Krakow, B.; Westermeyer, J. Mental Health Effects of Stress over the Life Span of Refugees. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 25.
Hollifield M, Warner TD, Krakow B, Westermeyer J. Mental Health Effects of Stress over the Life Span of Refugees. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2018; 7(2):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hollifield, Michael; Warner, Teddy D.; Krakow, Barry; Westermeyer, Joseph. 2018. "Mental Health Effects of Stress over the Life Span of Refugees." J. Clin. Med. 7, no. 2: 25.
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