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dc.contributor.authorSchick, M
dc.contributor.authorZumwald, A
dc.contributor.authorKnoepfli, B
dc.contributor.authorNickerson, A
dc.contributor.authorBryant, RA
dc.contributor.authorSchnyder, U
dc.contributor.authorMueller, J
dc.contributor.authorMorina, N
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T00:40:54Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T00:40:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-01
dc.identifierpii: 28057
dc.identifier.citationSchick, M., Zumwald, A., Knoepfli, B., Nickerson, A., Bryant, R. A., Schnyder, U., Mueller, J. & Morina, N. (2016). Challenging future, challenging past: the relationship of social integration and psychological impairment in traumatized refugees. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY, 7 (1), https://doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v7.28057.
dc.identifier.issn2000-8198
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/259164
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Refugees have been shown to present high prevalence rates of trauma-related mental disorders. Despite their psychological impairment, they are expected to meet high functional requirements in terms of social integration into, and financial independence from, the host society. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined the relationship of mental health problems, post-migration living difficulties (PMLD), and social integration in a sample of 104 refugees seeking treatment for severe posttraumatic stress and comorbid symptoms in two outpatient clinics in Switzerland. RESULTS: Despite an average time of residence in Switzerland of over 10 years, participants showed poor integration and a high number of PMLD. Integration difficulties were closely associated with psychological symptoms, but not with socio-demographic parameters such as education or visa status. CONCLUSIONS: Psychological impairment in treatment-seeking traumatized refugees is associated with poor integration. To foster social integration, it is crucial to better understand and address the specific needs of this highly vulnerable population.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleChallenging future, challenging past: the relationship of social integration and psychological impairment in traumatized refugees
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3402/ejpt.v7.28057
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPsychiatry
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleEuropean Journal of Psychotraumatology
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1202936
melbourne.contributor.authorBryant, Richard
dc.identifier.eissn2000-8066
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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