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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2015
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2015

Perceived current needs, psychological distress and functional impairment in a war-affected setting: a cross-sectional study in South Sudan

Bidragsytere:
  • Touraj Ayazi
  • Leslie Swartz
  • Arne Henning Eide
  • Lars Lien og
  • Edvard Hauff

Tidsskrift

BMJ Open
ISSN 2044-6055
e-ISSN 2044-6055
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2015
Volum: 5
Hefte: 8
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84941588205

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Tittel

Perceived current needs, psychological distress and functional impairment in a war-affected setting: a cross-sectional study in South Sudan

Sammendrag

Objectives To examine the current perceived needs of the general population in a war-affected setting, and to study the influence of perceived needs on the participants’ mental health status and functional impairment across genders. Methods A cross-sectional community survey (n=464) was conducted in war-affected South Sudan. Three regression models were analysed. Perceived needs were assessed with the Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale. Psychological distress was measured with the General Health Questionnaire and level of functioning by the Short Form Health Survey (SF-12). Results The most frequently expressed needs were related to drinking water, alcohol and drug use in the community and access to sanitation facilities. No gender differences were found regarding the level of perceived needs or the number of traumatic events. Higher level of perceived needs significantly predicted psychological distress and lower level of functioning even when numbers of experienced trauma events were taken into account. Conclusions The associations of higher level of needs and trauma experiences, on the one hand, and negative health outcomes on the other, necessitate a greater integration of interventions directed towards the population's perceived needs and mental health, particularly for those who have been exposed to trauma.

Bidragsytere

Touraj Ayazi

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Enhet voksenpsykiatri ved Universitetet i Oslo

Leslie Swartz

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Stellenbosch

Arne Henning Eide

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS
Aktiv cristin-person

Lars Lien

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sykehuset Innlandet HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet

Edvard Hauff

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klinikk psykisk helse og avhengighet ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Enhet voksenpsykiatri ved Universitetet i Oslo
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