Somali and Oromo refugees: correlates of torture and trauma history.

  title={Somali and Oromo refugees: correlates of torture and trauma history.},
  author={James M. Jaranson and James Neal Butcher and Linda L. Halc{\'o}n and David R Johnson and Cheryl Lee Robertson and Kay Savik and Marline Spring and Joseph Westermeyer},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={94 4},
OBJECTIVES This cross-sectional, community-based, epidemiological study characterized Somali and Ethiopian (Oromo) refugees in Minnesota to determine torture prevalence and associated problems. METHODS A comprehensive questionnaire was developed, then administered by trained ethnic interviewers to a nonprobability sample of 1134. Measures assessed torture techniques; traumatic events; and social, physical, and psychological problems, including posttraumatic stress symptoms. RESULTS Torture… 
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