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  • Mulki Mölsä, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Samuli I. Saarni, Marja Tiilikainen, Saija Kuittinen, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo
  • Medicine
  • Transcultural psychiatry
  • 2014 (First Published: 1 August 2014)
  • Mental and somatic health was compared between older Somali refugees and their pair-matched Finnish natives, and the role of pre-migration trauma and post-migration stressors among the refugees. OneContinue Reading
  • Raija-Leena Punamäki, Safwat Y. Diab, Sanna Isosävi, Saija Kuittinen, Samir R. Qouta
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice…
  • 2017
  • Objective: Women and their infants need special protection in war context, as traumatic events can risk maternal mental and obstetric health and compromise infant development. This prospective studyContinue Reading
  • Saija Kuittinen, Mulki Mölsä, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Marja Tiilikainen, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Transcultural psychiatry
  • 2017 (First Published: 1 April 2017)
  • Causal attributions of mental health problems play a crucial role in shaping and differentiating illness experience in different sociocultural and ethnic groups. The aims of this study were (a) toContinue Reading
    ABSTRACTOne of the most fundamental issues in psychiatric assessment across different sociocultural and linguistic groups is assuring test reliability and validity. We analyze the construct validityContinue Reading
  • Raija-Leena Punamäki, Sanna Isosävi, Samir R. Qouta, Saija Kuittinen, Safwat Y. Diab
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Attachment & human development
  • 2017 (First Published: 3 September 2017)
  • Optimal maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) is believed to be beneficial for infant well-being and dyadic interaction, but research is scarce in general and among risk populations. Our study involvedContinue Reading
  • Safwat Y. Diab, Sanna Isosävi, Samir R. Qouta, Saija Kuittinen, Raija-Leena Punamäki
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Infant behavior & development
  • 2017 (First Published: 1 June 2017)
  • War survivors use multiple cognitive and emotional processes to protect their mental health from the negative impacts of trauma. Because mothers and infants may be especially vulnerable to trauma inContinue Reading
  • Safwat Y. Diab, Sanna Isosävi, Samir R. Qouta, Saija Kuittinen, Raija-Leena Punamäki
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 2018 (First Published: 1 February 2018)
  • BACKGROUND Women at pre partum and post partum are especially susceptible to war trauma because they struggle to protect their infants from danger. Trauma research suggests increased problems inContinue Reading