Samuel Packer

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BACKGROUND Few studies have explored influences on mental health of migrants moving between non-Western countries. METHODS Focus group discussions were used to explore the experiences of Ethiopian female domestic migrants to Middle Eastern countries, comparing those who developed severe mental illness with those remaining mentally well. DISCUSSION(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between psychopathology and quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia. The findings indicate that psychopathology, as determined by total Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) score, correlates negatively with global life satisfaction and subjective quality of life subscales, but not with(More)
OBJECTIVE The study examined psychiatric residents' attitudes toward, knowledge about, and training in the care of patients with chronic mental illness. METHODS The authors constructed a 41-item Residents' Attitude Toward the Chronically Mentally Ill Scale to obtain a systematic assessment of attitudes. The scale's validity was enhanced by input from 12(More)
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