Ethnomedical Syndromes and Treatment-Seeking Behavior among Mayan Refugees in Chiapas, Mexico

  title={Ethnomedical Syndromes and Treatment-Seeking Behavior among Mayan Refugees in Chiapas, Mexico},
  author={Bryce D. Smith and M. Sabin and Elois Ann Berlin and L. Nackerud},
  journal={Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry},
  • Bryce D. Smith, M. Sabin, +1 author L. Nackerud
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry
  • This survey investigated the prevalence of ethnomedical syndromes and examined treatments and treatment-seeking in Mayan Guatemalans living in United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) camps in Chiapas, Mexico. Methods included a rapid ethnographic assessment to refine survey methods and inform the cross-sectional survey, which also examined mental health outcomes; 183 households were approached for interview, representing an estimated 1,546 residents in five refugee camps and 93% of… CONTINUE READING
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