Frequent relocations between asylum-seeker centres are associated with mental distress in asylum-seeking children: a longitudinal medical record study.

@article{Goosen2014FrequentRB,
  title={Frequent relocations between asylum-seeker centres are associated with mental distress in asylum-seeking children: a longitudinal medical record study.},
  author={Simone Goosen and Karien Stronks and Anton Eduard Kunst},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={94-104}
}
BACKGROUND There are concerns about negative effects of relocations between asylum-seeker centres on the mental health of asylum-seeking children. However, empirical evidence comes from cross-sectional studies only. In this longitudinal medical record study, we aimed to assess: (i) whether relocations during the asylum process are associated with the incidence of newly recorded mental distress in asylum-seeking children; and (ii) whether this association is stronger among vulnerable children… CONTINUE READING
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