Immigrant Health Service

Research by author U - Z

    1. Uppal, P., et al. (2013). "The association between maternal country of birth and neonatal intensive care unit outcomes." Early Hum Dev 89(8): 607-614
    2. Uptin, J., et al. (2013). ""It Felt Like I Was a Black Dot on White Paper": Examining Young Former Refugees' Experience of Entering Australian High Schools." Australian Educational Researcher 40(1): 125-137 
    3. Uribe Guajardo, M. G., et al. (2018).  "Improving the capacity of community-based workers in Australia to provide initial assistance to Iraqi refugees with mental health problems: an uncontrolled evaluation of a Mental Health Literacy Course." Int J Ment Health Syst 12(2  
    4. Uribe Guajardo, M. G., et al. (2016). "Psychological distress is influenced by length of stay in resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia." Int J Ment Health Syst 10: 4
    5. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Risk of adverse outcomes among infants of immigrant women according to birth-weight curves tailored to maternal world region of origin." CMAJ 187(1): E32-40
    6. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings." Eur J Public Health 25(4): 620-625
    7. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings." Eur J Public Health
    8. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2014). "Disparities in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among immigrant women giving birth in six industrialised countries." BJOG 121(12): 1492-1500
    9. Ussher, J. M., et al. (2017). "Negotiating Discourses of Shame, Secrecy, and Silence: Migrant and Refugee Women's Experiences of Sexual Embodiment." Arch Sex Behav.  Jan 12
    10. Vaage, A. B., et al. (2010). "Long-term mental health of Vietnamese refugees in the aftermath of trauma." The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 196(2): 122-125
    11. van Wyk, S. and R. D. Schweitzer (2014). "A systematic review of naturalistic interventions in refugee populations." J Immigr Minor Health 16(5): 968-977
    12. van Wyk, S. and R. D. Schweitzer (2013). "A Systematic Review of Naturalistic Interventions in Refugee Populations." J Immigr Minor Health
    13. van Wyk, S., et al. (2012). "A longitudinal study of mental health in refugees from Burma: the impact of therapeutic interventions." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46(10): 995-1003
    14. Vanpraag, D., et al. (2018).  "Enhancing general practice referrals for women of refugee background to maternity care." Aust J Prim Health  
    15. Varol, N., et al. (2017). "Evidence-based policy responses to strengthen health, community and legislative systems that care for women in Australia with female genital mutilation / cutting." Reprod Health. 14(1):63.    
    16. Varol, N., et al. (2014). "Female genital mutilation/cutting--towards abandonment of a harmful cultural practice." Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 54(5): 400-405
    17. Vaughan, C., et al. (2015). "ASPIRE: A multi-site community-based participatory research project to increase understanding of the dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia." BMC Public Health 15: 1283
    18. von Katterfeld, B., et al. (2012). "Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with gestational diabetes in women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Western Australia." Diabet Med 29(3): 372-377
    19. Vromans, L., et al. (2018).  "'Her cry is my cry': resettlement experiences of refugee women at risk recently resettled in Australia." Public Health 158(149-155  
    20. Vromans, L., et al. (2012). "The Multidimensional Loss Scale: validating a cross-cultural instrument for measuring loss." J Nerv Ment Dis 200(4): 349-357
    21. Vu, L. H., et al. (2012). "Hepatitis B knowledge, testing, and vaccination among Chinese and Vietnamese adults in Australia." Asia Pac J Public Health 24(2): 374-384
    22. Wadia, U., et al. (2018).  "Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Daily Versus Depot Vitamin D3 Therapy in 0-16-Year-Old Newly Settled Refugees in Western Australia Over a Period of 40 Weeks." Nutrients 10(3):  
    23. Wahi, G., et al. (2014). "Body mass index among immigrant and non-immigrant youth: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey." Can J Public Health 105(4): e239-244
    24. Walker, R., et al. (2015). "Social connectedness and mobile phone use among refugee women in Australia." Health Soc Care Community 23(3): 325-336
    25. Waniganayake, M. (2001). "From Playing with Guns to Playing with Rice: The Challenges of Working with Refugee Children--An Australian Perspective." Childhood Education 77(5): 289-294 
    26. Washbrook, E., et al. (2012). "The development of young children of immigrants in Australia, Canada, the United kingdom, and the United States." Child Dev 83(5): 1591-1607
    27. Watkins, P. G., et al. (2012). ""I'm Telling You ... The Language Barrier Is the Most, the Biggest Challenge": Barriers to Education among Karen Refugee Women in Australia." Australian Journal of Education 56(2): 126-141 
    28. Weber, M. F., et al. (2011). "Smoking in migrants in New South Wales, Australia: report on data from over 100 000 participants in The 45 and Up Study." Drug Alcohol Rev 30(6): 597-605
    29. Wechkunanukul, K., et al. (2016).  "The association between ethnicity and delay in seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review." JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 14(7): 208-235  
    30. Weekes, T., et al. (2011). "Supporting Successful Learning for Refugee Students: The Classroom Connect Project." Issues in Educational Research 21(3): 310-329 
    31. Wells, R., et al. (2016). "Psychosocial concerns reported by Syrian refugees living in Jordan: systematic review of unpublished needs assessments." The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
    32. Whaley, A. L., et al. (2011). "Ethnic/racial differences in the self-reported physical and mental health correlates of adolescent obesity." Journal of Health Psychology 16(7): 1048-1057
    33. White, J. (2017).  "The Banality of Exclusion in Australian Universities." International Journal of Inclusive Education 21(11): 1142-1155  
    34. White, Z., et al. (2017). "Immigrant Arrival and Tuberculosis among Large Immigrant- and Refugee-Receiving Countries, 2005-2009. Tuberc Res Treat.2017:8567893
    35. Wild, V. and A. Dawson (2018).  "Migration: a core public health ethics issue." Public Health 158(66-70  
    36. Wiley, G., et al. (2018).  "Developing Written Information for Cancer Survivors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: Lessons Learnt." Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 5(1): 121-126  
    37. Willey, S. M., et al. (2018).  "Maternal and child health nurses work with refugee families: Perspectives from regional Victoria, Australia." J Clin Nurs  
    38. Willey, S. (2013). "Specialty unit on refugee health." Aust Nurs J 20(9): 45
    39. Williams, E., et al. (2016). "A case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in a 23-year-old recent immigrant to Australia." Med J Aust 204(7): 264
    40. Williams, E. and N. Harris (2011). "Understanding the nutrition information needs of migrant communities: the needs of African and Pacific Islander communities of Logan, Queensland." Public Health Nutr 14(6): 989-994
    41. Williams, M. E. and S. C. Thompson (2011). "The use of community-based interventions in reducing morbidity from the psychological impact of conflict-related trauma among refugee populations: a systematic review of the literature." J Immigr Minor Health 13(4): 780-794
    42. Williams, S., et al. (2011). "Hepatitis B prevention in Victoria, Australia: the potential to protect." Euro Surveill 16(22)
    43. Wilmsen, B. (2013). "Family separation and the impacts on refugee settlement in Australia." The Australian Journal of Social Issues48(2): 241-262 
    44. Wilson, A. and A. Renzaho (2015). "Intergenerational differences in acculturation experiences, food beliefs and perceived health risks among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia." Public Health Nutr 18(1): 176-188
    45. Wilson, A., et al. (2010). "Towards understanding the new food environment for refugees from the Horn of Africa in Australia." Health & Place 16(5): 969-976
    46. Windle, J. (2017).  "The Public Positioning of Refugees in the Quasi-Education Market: Linking Mediascapes and Social Geographies of Schooling." International Journal of Inclusive Education 21(11): 1128-1141   
    47. Wiseman, M. and S. O'Gorman (2017).  "Seeking Refuge: Implications When Integrating Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students into a Mainstream Australian School." Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education 8(1): 53-63  
    48. Wohler, Y. and J. A. Dantas (2016). "Barriers Accessing Mental Health Services Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Immigrant Women in Australia: Policy Implications." J Immigr Minor Health
    49. Wollersheim, D., et al. (2013). "Constant connections: piloting a mobile phone-based peer support program for Nuer (southern Sudanese) women." Aust J Prim Health 19(1): 7-13
    50. Wood, L. G., et al. (2015). "Dietary changes in migrant adolescents with increasing length of stay in Australia and associated risk of wheeze--a retrospective, cross sectional study." BMC Pediatr 15: 102
    51. Woodhead, M. (2016). "Australian doctors refuse to discharge refugee girl into government detention." BMJ 352: i930
    52. Woodhead, M. (2015). "Australian doctors face two years in jail for reporting asylum seekers' health." BMJ 350: h3008
    53. Woodland, L., et al. (2016). "Evaluation of a school screening programme for young people from refugee backgrounds." J Paediatr Child Health 52(1): 72-79
    54. Woodland, L., et al. (2010). "Health service delivery for newly arrived refugee children: a framework for good practice." Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 46(10): 560-567
    55. Woods, A. (2009). "Learning to Be Literate: Issues of Pedagogy for Recently Arrived Refugee Youth in Australia." Critical Inquiry in Language Studies 6(1): 81-101 
    56. Woolley, I. and C. Bailey (2012). "Visiting friends and relatives may be a risk for non-adherence for HIV-positive travellers." Int J STD AIDS 23(11): 833-834
    57. Wray, A., et al. (2014). "Constructions and experiences of sexual health among young, heterosexual, unmarried Muslim women immigrants in Australia." Cult Health Sex 16(1): 76-89
    58. Xiao, L. D., et al. (2015). "Perceived Challenges in Dementia Care by Vietnamese Family Caregivers and Care Workers in South Australia." J Cross Cult Gerontol 30(3): 333-352 
    59. Yaser, A., et al. (2016). "Beliefs and knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder amongst resettled Afghan refugees in Australia." Int J Ment Health Syst 10: 31
    60. Yelland, J., et al. (2016). "Improving the ascertainment of refugee-background people in health datasets and health services." Aust Health Rev. Feb 2        
    61. Yelland, J., et al. (2016). "Compromised communication: a qualitative study exploring Afghan families and health professionals' experience of interpreting support in Australian maternity care." BMJ Qual Saf 25(4): e1
    62. Yelland, J., et al. (2015). "Maternity services are not meeting the needs of immigrant women of non-English speaking background: Results of two consecutive Australian population based studies." Midwifery 31(7): 664-670
    63. Yelland, J., et al. (2015). "Bridging the Gap: using an interrupted time series design to evaluate systems reform addressing refugee maternal and child health inequalities." Implement Sci 10: 62
    64. Yelland, J., et al. (2014). "How do Australian maternity and early childhood health services identify and respond to the settlement experience and social context of refugee background families?" BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14: 348
    65. Yong, M. K., et al. (2010). "Long-term follow-up of schistosomiasis serology post-treatment in Australian travelers and immigrants." Journal of Travel Medicine 17(2): 89-93
    66. Young, P. and M. S. Gordon (2016). "Mental health screening in immigration detention: A fresh look at Australian government data." Australas Psychiatry 24(1): 19-22
    67. Young, J. T., et al. (2016). "Khat Dependence, Use Patterns, and Health Consequences in Australia: An Exploratory Study." J Stud Alcohol Drugs 77(2): 343-348
    68. Young, P., et al. (2014). "Comment on Newman L, Proctor N and Dudley M. Seeking asylum in Australia: immigration detention, human rights and mental health care. (Australasian Psychiatry 21(4) Aug 2013; 315-320)." Australas Psychiatry 22(2): 203-204
    69. Youssef, J. and F. P. Deane (2013). "Arabic-speaking religious leaders' perceptions of the causes of mental illness and the use of medication for treatment." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47(11): 1041-1050
    70. Zabel, E. W., et al. (2008). "Implementation of CDC refugee blood lead testing guidelines in Minnesota." Public Health Reports123(2): 111-116
    71. Zannettino, L., et al. (2013). "Meeting the sexual heath care needs of young refugee women." Aust Nurs J 20(11): 49
    72. Zannettino, L. (2012). "" . . . There is no war here; it is only the relationship that makes us scared": factors having an impact on domestic violence in Liberian refugee communities in South Australia." Violence Against Women 18(7): 807-828
    73. Zar, H. J., et al. (2010). "Diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children: new advances." Expert Review of Antiinfective Therapy8(3): 277-288
    74. Zhou, Q. (2016). "Accessing disability services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia." Disabil Rehabil 38(9): 844-852
    75. Ziaian, T., et al. (2012). "Resilience and Its Association with Depression, Emotional and Behavioural Problems, and Mental Health Service Utilisation among Refugee Adolescents Living in South Australia." International Journal of Population Research 2012: 9 
    76. Ziaian, T., et al. (2011). "Emotional and Behavioural Problems Among Refugee Children and Adolescents Living in South Australia." Australian Psychologist: no-no 
    77. Ziaian, T., et al. (2011). "Depressive symptomatology and service utilisation among refugee children and adolescents living in South Australia." Child and Adolescent Mental Health: no-no 
    78. Ziersch A., et al. (2017). “Exploring the Relationship between Housing and Health for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Australia: A Qualitative Study.” Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Sep 8;14(9).
    79. Zion, D. (2013). "Extending the clinical contract: advocacy as a part of ethical health care for asylum seekers." Am J Bioeth 13(7): 19-21
    80. Zion, D., et al. (2012). "Psychiatric ethics and a politics of compassion." J Bioeth Inq 9(1): 67-75
    81. Zion, D., et al. (2010). "Response to open peer commentaries on "Returning to history: the ethics of researching asylum seeker health in Australia"." Am J Bioeth 10(2): W6-7
    82. Zion, D., et al. (2010). "Returning to history: the ethics of researching asylum seeker health in Australia." Am J Bioeth 10(2): 48-56
    83. Zion, D., et al. (2009). "Nursing in asylum seeker detention in Australia: care, rights and witnessing." J Med Ethics 35(9): 546-551
    84. Zion, D. (2004). "Caring for detained asylum seekers, human rights and bioethics." Aust N Z J Public Health 28(6): 510-512
    85. Zion, D., et al. (2000). "The Declaration of Helsinki, CIOMS and the ethics of research on vulnerable populations." Nat Med 6(6): 615-617
    86. Zulfiqar, T., et al. (2018).  "Growing up in Australia: paradox of overweight/obesity in children of immigrants from low-and-middle -income countries." Obes Sci Pract 4(2): 178-187  
    87. Zurynski, Y., et al. (2017). "for Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Female Genital Mutilation Study Steering Committee. Female genital mutilation in children presenting to Australian Paediatricians."Arch Dis Child.  102(6):509-515
    88. Zurynski, Y., et al. (2015). "Female genital mutilation and cutting: a systematic literature review of health professionals' knowledge, attitudes and clinical practice." BMC Int Health Hum Rights 15: 32
    89. Zwi, K. and S. Mares (2015). "Stories from unaccompanied children in immigration detention: A composite account." J Paediatr Child Health 51(7): 658-662
    90. Zwi,. K et al. (2017). “The impact of detention on the social-emotional wellbeing of children seeking asylum: a comparison with community-based children.” Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 24.
    91. Zwi, K., et al. (2017). "Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia." Arch Dis Child. 2017 Jul 11.
    92. Zwi, K., et al. (2017). "Refugee children and their health, development and well-being over the first year of settlement: A longitudinal study." J Paediatr Child Health May 29 
    93. Zwi, K., et al. (2017).  "Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia." Arch Dis Child. Jul 11.
    94. Zwi, K., et al. (2015). "Prioritizing vulnerable children: strategies to address inequity." Child Care Health Dev 41(6): 827-835
    95. Zwi, K., et al. (2015). "Summary of position statement on refugee and asylum-seeker health." J Paediatr Child Health 51(7): 657
    96. Zwi, K. and S. Mares (2014). "Commentary: reducing further harm to asylum-seeking children. The global human rights context." Int J Epidemiol 43(1): 104-106
    97. Zwi, K. and G. Chaney (2013). "Refugee children: rights and wrongs." J Paediatr Child Health 49(2): 87-93
    98. Zwi, K., et al. (2007). "Towards better health for refugee children and young people in Australia and New Zealand: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians perspective." Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 43(7-8): 522-526

    Immigrant health clinic resources

    Updated: May 2018
    Author: Dr Anthea Rhodes, Dr Vanessa Clifford, Dr Daniel Engelman, Dr Shidan Tosif, Dr Karen Kiang, Dr Sophie Oldfield, Dr Tom Volkman, Dr Ingrid Laemmle-Ruff, Dr Georgie Paxton
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