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Rashki Kemmak A, Nargesi S, Saniee N. Social Determinant of Mental Health in Immigrants and Refugees: A Systematic Review. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2021; 35 (1) :1389-1397
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7737-en.html
Department of Public Health, School of Health, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran , rashki.a@iums.ac.ir
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Background: Refugees are the most vulnerable to mental health problems of all migrant groups. Epidemiological studies measuring the prevalence of mental health disorders in resettled refugee populations have found high rates of psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. To investigate the evidence of Social Determinant of Mental Health in Immigrants and Refugees
   Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and ProQuest databases electronically. The interval selected for searching articles was between 2000-2021. After selecting articles based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, data were extracted, and the results were summarized.
   Results: Among 306 initial studies, 11 studies were the inclusion criteria. In these studies, the target population was people who had immigrated to countries or become refugees for various reasons. In 7 of 11 studies, social factors affecting the mental health of refugees were examined. In four studies, these factors were examined in immigrants. In most studies, social determinants of mental health were common among refugees and migrants.
   Conclusion: Improving each of the determinants of health plays an important role in increasing the level of mental health of immigrants and refugees.
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Type of Study: Systematic Review | Subject: Community Health

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