Prevalence and predictors of health service use among Iraqi asylum seekers in the Netherlands

@article{Laban2007PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and predictors of health service use among Iraqi asylum seekers in the Netherlands},
  author={Cornelis J. Laban and Hajo B. P. E. Gernaat and Ivan H. Komproe and Joop T. V. M. de Jong},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={837 - 844}
}
A long asylum procedure is associated with higher prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders, lower quality of life, higher disability and more physical health problems. Additional knowledge about health seeking behavior is necessary to guide governments and health professionals in their policies. To measure service use among one of the biggest asylum seekers population in the Netherlands and to assess its relationships with predisposing and need variables (including post-migration living… CONTINUE READING

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