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Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement an epidemiological study

Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement an epidemiological study

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ONYUT, Lamaro Patience, Frank NEUNER, Verena ERTL, Elisabeth SCHAUER, Michael ODENWALD, Thomas ELBERT, 2009. Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement an epidemiological study. In: Conflict and Health. 3(1), 6. eISSN 1752-1505. Available under: doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-3-6

@article{Onyut2009Traum-11295, title={Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement an epidemiological study}, year={2009}, doi={10.1186/1752-1505-3-6}, number={1}, volume={3}, journal={Conflict and Health}, author={Onyut, Lamaro Patience and Neuner, Frank and Ertl, Verena and Schauer, Elisabeth and Odenwald, Michael and Elbert, Thomas}, note={Article Number: 6} }

Schauer, Elisabeth Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement an epidemiological study 2011-03-25T09:27:24Z Onyut, Lamaro Patience Onyut, Lamaro Patience 2011-03-25T09:27:24Z Schauer, Elisabeth Neuner, Frank Ertl, Verena Odenwald, Michael application/pdf Background: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among Rwandese and Somali refugees resident in a Ugandan refugee settlement, as a measure of the mental health consequences of armed conflict, as well as to inform a subsequent mental health outreach program.<br />The study population comprised a sample from 14400 (n = 519 Somali and n = 906 Rwandese) refugees resident in Nakivale refugee settlement in South Western Uganda during the year 2003.<br />Methods: The Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS) and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist 25 were used to screen for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression.<br />Results: Thirty two percent of the Rwandese and 48.1% of the Somali refugees were found to suffer from PTSD. The Somalis refugees had a mean of 11.95 (SD = 6.17) separate traumatic event types while the Rwandese had 8.86 (SD = 5.05). The Somalis scored a mean sum score of 21.17(SD = 16.19) on the PDS while the Rwandese had a mean sum score of 10.05 (SD = 9.7).<br />Conclusion: Mental health consequences of conflict remain long after the events are over, and therefore mental health intervention is as urgent for post-conflict migrant populations as physical health and other emergency interventions. A mental health outreach program was initiated based on this study. 2009 Neuner, Frank eng deposit-license Elbert, Thomas Ertl, Verena Odenwald, Michael Elbert, Thomas First publ. in: Conflict and Health 2009, 3:6 doi:10.1186/1752-1505-3-6

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