Immigrant Health Service

Research by subject areas J - O

  • Leprosy

    1. Taylor, R., et al. (2003). "Screening for leprosy in immigrants--a decision analysis model." Lepr Rev74(3): 240-248



    1. Benson, J. and J. Davis (2007). "Malaria in the Australian refugee population." Aust Fam Physician36(8): 639-641, 656
    2. Cherian, S. and D. Burgner (2007). "Selective ambulatory management of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in paediatric refugees." Arch Dis Child92(11): 983-986
    3. Cherian, S., et al. (2006). "Severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in refugee children despite reported predeparture antimalarial treatment." Medical Journal of Australia185(11-12): 611
    4. Fedele, P. L., et al. (2014). "Immunochromatographic antigen testing alone is sufficient to identify asymptomatic refugees at risk of severe malaria presenting to a single health service in Victoria." Pathology46(6): 551-554
    5. Gray, T. J., et al. (2012). "Imported malaria in the Northern Territory, Australia - 428 consecutive cases." Commun Dis Intell36(1): 107-113
    6. O'Brien, S. F., et al. (2015). "The Epidemiology of Imported Malaria and Transfusion Policy in 5 Nonendemic Countries." Transfus Med Rev29(3): 162-171
    7. Thompson, K. A., et al. (2015). "Malaria in Sydney, Australia: Lessons learned from case management." J Paediatr Child Health51(9): 920-923
    8. Tiong, A., et al. (2006). "Lessons from malaria screening for newly arrived refugees." Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health30(1): 83-84


    Maternity Care and Women's Health

    1. Abouzeid, M., et al. (2015). "Socio-cultural disparities in GDM burden differ by maternal age at first delivery." PLoS One 10(2): e0117085
    2. Agius, P. A., et al. (2018).  "Risk of unplanned caesarean birth in Vietnamese-born women in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional study." Women Birth  
    3. Aminisani, N., et al. (2012). "Cervical cancer screening in Middle Eastern and Asian migrants to Australia: a record linkage study." Cancer Epidemiol36(6): e394-400
    4. Aminisani, N., et al. (2012). "Impact of organised cervical screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in migrant women in Australia." BMC Cancer12: 491
    5. Bandyopadhyay, M., et al. (2011). "Lived experience of gestational diabetes mellitus among immigrant South Asian women in Australia." Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol51(4): 360-364
    6. Belihu, F. B., et al. (2017).  "Variations in first-time caesarean birth between Eastern African immigrants and Australian-born women in public care: A population-based investigation in Victoria." Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 57(3): 294-301  
    7. Belihu, F.B., et al. (2017). "Trial of labour and vaginal birth after previous caesarean section: A population based study of Eastern African immigrants in Victoria, Australia." Midwifery 46:8-16
    8. Benza, S. and P. Liamputtong (2014). "Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood: a meta-synthesis of the lived experiences of immigrant women." Midwifery30(6): 575-584
    9. Boerleider, A. W., et al. (2013). "Factors affecting the use of prenatal care by non-western women in industrialized western countries: a systematic review." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth13: 81
    10. Caperchione, C. M., et al. (2011). "Physical activity behaviours of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women living in Australia: a qualitative study of socio-cultural influences." BMC Public Health11: 26
    11. Correa-Velez, I. and J. Ryan (2012). "Developing a best practice model of refugee maternity care." Women Birth25(1): 13-22
    12. Dahlen, H. G., et al. (2018).  "The relationship between intimate partner violence reported at the first antenatal booking visit and obstetric and perinatal outcomes in an ethnically diverse group of Australian pregnant women: a population-based study over 10 years." BMJ Open 8(4): e019566  
    13. Dawson, M. T. and S. M. Gifford (2003). "Social change, migration and sexual health: Chilean women in Chile and Australia." Women & Health38(4): 39-56
    14. de Costa, C. M. (2014). "Antenatal care for asylum seeker women: is "good enough" good enough?" Med J Aust201(5): 299-300
    15. Eastwood, J. G., et al. (2013). "Clusters of maternal depressive symptoms in South Western Sydney, Australia." Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol4: 25-31
    16. Gagnon, A. J., et al. (2014). "Development of the Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire (MFMCQ) for migrants to Western societies: an international Delphi consensus process." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth14: 200
    17. Gallegos, D., et al. (2013). "Breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African women living in Brisbane and Perth, Australia." Matern Child Nutr
    18. Gallegos, D., et al. (2015). "Breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African women living in Brisbane and Perth, Australia." Matern Child Nutr11(4): 727-736
    19. Gibson-Helm, M., et al. (2015). "Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes among women of refugee background from Asian countries." Int J Gynaecol Obstet129(2): 146-151
    20. Gibson-Helm, M., et al. (2014). "Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes among women of refugee background from African countries: a retrospective, observational study in Australia." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth14(1): 392
    21. Gibson-Helm, M. E., et al. (2015). "Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes comparing migrant women born in humanitarian and nonhumanitarian source countries: a retrospective, observational study." Birth42(2): 116-124
    22. Gilder, M. E., et al. (2014). "Gestational diabetes mellitus prevalence in Maela refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border: a clinical report." Glob Health Action7: 23887
    23. Gunasekera, H. and D. Isaacs (2015). "Antenatal care for asylum seekers." Med J Aust202(11): 571-572
    24. Hach, M. (2013). "The sexual and reproductive health of immigrant and refugee women." Aust Nurs J20(9): 53
    25. Hawkey, A. J., et al. (2017).  "Experiences and Constructions of Menarche and Menstruation Among Migrant and Refugee Women." Qual Health Res 27(10): 1473-1490  
    26. Hennegan, J., et al. (2015). "Another country, another language and a new baby: A quantitative study of the postnatal experiences of migrant women in Australia." Women Birth28(4): e124-133
    27. Hennegan, J., et al. (2014). "Born in another country: women's experience of labour and birth in Queensland, Australia." Women Birth27(2): 91-97
    28. Hoban, E. and P. Liamputtong (2012). "Cambodian migrant women's postpartum experiences in Victoria, Australia." Midwifery
    29. Krishnaswamy, S., et al. (2018).  "Understanding the barriers to uptake of antenatal vaccination by women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a cross-sectional study." Hum Vaccin Immunother 1-27
    30. Levi, M. (2014). "Mothering in transition: The experiences of Sudanese refugee women raising teenagers in Australia." Transcult Psychiatry51(4): 479-498
    31. Maharaj, N. and M. Bandyopadhyay (2013). "Breastfeeding practices of ethnic Indian immigrant women in Melbourne, Australia." Int Breastfeed J8(1): 17
    32. Mengesha, Z. B., et al. (2018).  "Preparedness of Health Care Professionals for Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Health Care to Refugee and Migrant Women: A Mixed Methods Study." Int J Environ Res Public Health 15(1):  
    33. Merry, L., et al. (2013). "International migration and caesarean birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth13: 27
    34. Merry, L., et al. (2016). "Caesarean births among migrant women in high-income countries." Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol32: 88-99
    35. Mirza, T., et al. (1999). "The Use of Family Planning Services by Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) Women." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology39(3): 341-343
    36. Natoli, L., et al. (2008). "Reducing harmful traditional practices in Adjibar, Ethiopia: lessons learned from the Adjibar Safe Motherhood Project." Contemporary Nurse29(1): 110-119
    37. Nilaweera, I., et al. (2014). "Prevalence, nature and determinants of postpartum mental health problems among women who have migrated from South Asian to high-income countries: a systematic review of the evidence." J Affect Disord166: 213-226
    38. Niner, S., et al. (2013). "Displaced mothers: birth and resettlement, gratitude and complaint." Med Anthropol32(6): 535-551
    39. Niner, S., et al. (2014). ""Here nobody holds your heart": metaphoric and embodied emotions of birth and displacement among Karen women in Australia." Med Anthropol Q28(3): 362-380
    40. Nithianandan N,. et al. (2016). “Factors affecting implementation of perinatal mental health screening in women of refugee background.” Implement Sci.18;11(1):150.
    41. Ogunsiji, O., et al. (2012). "Beginning again: West African women's experiences of being migrants in Australia." J Transcult Nurs23(3): 279-286
    42. Owens, C., et al. (2016). "Perceptions of pregnancy experiences when using a community-based antenatal service: A qualitative study of refugee and migrant women in Perth, Western Australia." Women Birth29(2): 128-137
    43. Parrish, M., et al. (2015). "Antenatal care for asylum seekers." Med J Aust202(1): 12
    44. Renzaho, A. M. and J. C. Oldroyd (2014). "Closing the gap in maternal and child health: a qualitative study examining health needs of migrant mothers in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia." Matern Child Health J18(6): 1391-1402
    45. Renzaho, A. M. N., et al. (2010). "Preventing gestational diabetes mellitus among migrant women and reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes in their offspring: a call for culturally competent lifestyle interventions in pregnancy." Journal of the American Dietetic Association110(12): 1814-1817
    46. Riggs, E., et al. (2012). "Accessing maternal and child health services in Melbourne, Australia: reflections from refugee families and service providers." BMC Health Serv Res12: 117
    47. Riggs, E., et al. (2016). "'We are all scared for the baby': promoting access to dental services for refugee background women during pregnancy." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth16(1): 12
    48. Riggs, E., et al. (2016). "Fatherhood in a New Country: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Experiences of Afghan Men and Implications for Health Services." Birth43(1): 86-92
    49. Riggs, E., et al. (2016). "Cultural safety and belonging for refugee background women attending group pregnancy care: An Australian qualitative study." Birth. 44(2):145-152.
    50. Rogers, C. and J. Earnest (2014). "A cross-generational study of contraception and reproductive health among Sudanese and Eritrean women in Brisbane, Australia." Health Care Women Int35(3): 334-356
    51. Rogers, C. and J. Earnest (2015). "Sexual and reproductive health communication among Sudanese and Eritrean women: an exploratory study from Brisbane, Australia." Cult Health Sex17(2): 223-236
    52. Russo, A., et al. (2015). "A qualitative exploration of the emotional wellbeing and support needs of new mothers from Afghanistan living in Melbourne, Australia." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth15: 197
    53. Schmied, V., et al. (2012). "Contradictions and conflict: a meta-ethnographic study of migrant women's experiences of breastfeeding in a new country." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth12: 163
    54. Shafiei, T., et al. (2012). "Women's views and experiences of maternity care: a study of immigrant Afghan women in Melbourne, Australia." Midwifery28(2): 198-203
    55. Shafiei, T., et al. (2015). "Immigrant Afghan women's emotional well-being after birth and use of health services in Melbourne, Australia." Midwifery31(7): 671-677
    56. Shishehgar, S., et al. (2016). "Health and Socio-Cultural Experiences of Refugee Women: An Integrative Review." J Immigr Minor Health
    57. Small, R., et al. (2014). "Immigrant and non-immigrant women's experiences of maternity care: a systematic and comparative review of studies in five countries." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth14: 152
    58. Stanzel, K. A., et al. (2018).  "Experiences of menopause, self-management strategies for menopausal symptoms and perceptions of health care among immigrant women: a systematic review." Climacteric 21(2): 101-110  
    59. Stapleton, H., et al. (2013). "Women from refugee backgrounds and their experiences of attending a specialist antenatal clinic. Narratives from an Australian setting." Women Birth26(4): 260-266
    60. Thomson, K., et al. (2004). "Postnatal evaluation of vitamin D and bone health in women who were vitamin D-deficient in pregnancy, and in their infants.[Erratum appears in Med J Aust. 2005 Jan 3;182(1):48 Note: Thompson, Katherine [corrected to Thomson, Katherine]]." Medical Journal of Australia181(9): 486-488
    61. Trinh, L. T. T., et al. (2018).  "Caesarean section among immigrants with different obstetrical risks." Int J Nurs Pract  
    62. Tsao, Y., et al. (2016). "A Comparison of Life Stress and Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant Taiwanese and Immigrant Women." J Nurs Res
    63. Tyler, L., et al. (2014). "Infant feeding practices among Sudanese women now living in regional south east Queensland, Australia." Breastfeed Rev22(3): 13-19
    64. Uppal, P., et al. (2013). "The association between maternal country of birth and neonatal intensive care unit outcomes." Early Hum Dev89(8): 607-614
    65. 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." CMAJ187(1): E32-40
    66. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2014). "Disparities in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among immigrant women giving birth in six industrialised countries." BJOG121(12): 1492-1500
    67. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings." Eur J Public Health25(4): 620-625
    68. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings." Eur J Public Health
    69. Vanpraag, D., et al. (2018).  "Enhancing general practice referrals for women of refugee background to maternity care." Aust J Prim Health  
    70. 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 Med29(3): 372-377
    71. 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  
    72. 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." Midwifery31(7): 664-670
    73. 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 Sci10: 62
    74. 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 Saf25(4): e1
    75. 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 Childbirth14: 348


    Men's Health

    1. Correa-Velez, I., et al. (2011). "Health status and use of health services among recently arrived men with refugee backgrounds: a comparative analysis of urban and regional settlement in South-east Queensland." Aust J Prim Health17(1): 66-71
    2. Giallo R., et al. (2017). "The physical and mental health problems of refugee and migrant fathers: findings from an Australian population-based study of children and their families." BMJ Open.;7(11):e015603.
    3. Muchoki, S. (2014). "Using 'intimate citizenship' to make sense of the experiences of men with refugee backgrounds in Australia." Cult Health Sex: 1-13
    4. Muchoki, S. (2015). "Using 'intimate citizenship' to make sense of the experiences of men with refugee backgrounds in Australia." Cult Health Sex17 Suppl 1: S61-73
    5. Riggs, E., et al. (2016). "Fatherhood in a New Country: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Experiences of Afghan Men and Implications for Health Services." Birth43(1): 86-92
    6. Rodriguez-Jimenez, A. and S. M. Gifford (2010). ""Finding Voice": Learnings and Insights from a Participatory Media Project with Recently Arrived Afghan Young Men with Refugee Backgrounds." Youth Studies Australia29(2): 33-41


    Mental Health

    1. Adler, R. (2016). "One psychiatrist's experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia." Australas Psychiatry24(1): 23-25
    2. Amos, A. (2016). "Psychiatry and Australian Asylum." Australas Psychiatry24(1): 6-7
    3. Chandradasa, M. and L. Champika (2018).  "Transcultural factors related to depressive psychopathology in Sri Lankan migrants living in Australia." Int J Soc Psychiatry 64(3): 303-304  
    4. Chen, W., et al. (2017). "Pre-migration and post-migration factors associated with mental health in humanitarian migrants in Australia and the moderation effect of post-migration stressors: findings from the first wave data of the BNLA cohort study" Lancet Psychiatry (17)30032-9
    5. Coffey, G. J., et al. (2010). "The meaning and mental health consequences of long-term immigration detention for people seeking asylum." Soc Sci Med70(12): 2070-2079
    6. Colucci, E. and G. Martin (2007). "Ethnocultural aspects of suicide in young people: a systematic literature review part 1: Rates and methods of youth suicide." Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior37(2): 197-221
    7. Colucci, E. and G. Martin (2007). "Ethnocultural aspects of suicide in young people: a systematic literature review part 2: Risk factors, precipitating agents, and attitudes toward suicide." Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior37(2): 222-237
    8. Colucci, E., et al. (2015). "In or out? Barriers and facilitators to refugee-background young people accessing mental health services." Transcult Psychiatry52(6): 766-790
    9. Copelj, A. and L. Kiropoulos (2011). "Knowledge of depression and depression related stigma in immigrants from former Yugoslavia." J Immigr Minor Health13(6): 1013-1018
    10. Correa-Velez, I., et al. (2010). "Longing to belong: social inclusion and wellbeing among youth with refugee backgrounds in the first three years in Melbourne, Australia." Social Science & Medicine71(8): 1399-1408
    11. Cunningham, M., et al. (1990). "Counselling survivors of torture and refugee trauma." Aust Fam Physician19(4): 501-504, 506, 509-510
    12. de Anstiss, H. and T. Ziaian (2010). "Mental health help-seeking and refugee adolescents: Qualitative findings from a mixed-methods investigation." Australian Psychologist45(1): 29-37
    13. de Anstiss, H., et al. (2009). "Help-seeking for mental health problems in young refugees: a review of the literature with implications for policy, practice, and research." Transcult Psychiatry46(4): 584-607
    14. Doolan, E.L., et al. (2017). "The conceptualization of emotion regulation difficulties, and its association with posttraumatic stress symptoms in traumatized refugees." J Anxiety Disord. Apr 26;50:7-14
    15. Eastwood, J. G., et al. (2013). "Clusters of maternal depressive symptoms in South Western Sydney, Australia." Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol4: 25-31
    16. Enticott, J. C., et al. (2014). "Emergency department mental health presentations by people born in refugee source countries: an epidemiological logistic regression study in a Medicare Local region in Australia." Aust J Prim Health
    17. Enticott, JC., et al. (2017). "A systematic review of studies with a representative sample of refugees and asylum seekers living in the community for participation in mental health research." BMC Med Res Methodol;17(1):37.
    18. Essex, R. (2016). "Torture, healthcare and Australian immigration detention." J Med Ethics
    19. Goosen, S., et al. (2014). "Frequent relocations between asylum-seeker centres are associated with mental distress in asylum-seeking children: a longitudinal medical record study." Int J Epidemiol43(1): 94-104
    20. Haralambous, B., et al. (2016). "'Depression is not an illness. It's up to you to make yourself happy': Perceptions of Chinese health professionals and community workers about older Chinese immigrants' experiences of depression and anxiety." Australas J Ageing
    21. Hedrick, K., (2017). "Getting out of (self-) harm's way: A study of factors associated with self-harm among asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention." J Forensic Leg Med.  49:89-93.
    22. Henley, J. and J. Robinson (2011). "Mental health issues among refugee children and adolescents." Clinical Psychologist15(2): 51-62
    23. Hocking, D. and S. Sundram (2015). "Demoralisation syndrome does not explain the psychological profile of community-based asylum-seekers." Compr Psychiatry63: 55-64
    24. Hocking, D. C., et al. (2018).  "Development and validation of a mental health screening tool for asylum-seekers and refugees: the STAR-MH." BMC Psychiatry 18(1): 69  
    25. Hocking, D. C., et al. (2015). "Social factors ameliorate psychiatric disorders in community-based asylum seekers independent of visa status." Psychiatry Res230(2): 628-636
    26. Hocking, D. C., et al. (2015). "Mental disorders in asylum seekers: the role of the refugee determination process and employment." J Nerv Ment Dis203(1): 28-32
    27. Hsiao, F.-H., et al. (2006). "Cultural attribution of mental health suffering in Chinese societies: the views of Chinese patients with mental illness and their caregivers." Journal of Clinical Nursing15(8): 998-1006
    28. Hsiao, F.-H., et al. (2006). "Folk concepts of mental disorders among Chinese-Australian patients and their caregivers." Journal of Advanced Nursing55(1): 58-67
    29. Ide, N., et al. (2012). "Suicide of first-generation immigrants in Australia, 1974-2006." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol47(12): 1917-1927
    30. IHaralambous, B., et al. (2016). "'Depression is not an illness. It's up to you to make yourself happy': Perceptions of Chinese health professionals and community workers about older Chinese immigrants' experiences of depression and anxiety." Australas J Ageing
    31. Jayasuriya, D., et al. (2016). "Associations of mental distress with residency in conflict zones, ethnic minority status, and potentially modifiable social factors following conflict in Sri Lanka: a nationwide cross-sectional study." Lancet Psychiatry3(2): 145-153
    32. Kaplan, I., et al. (2016).  "Responding to the Challenges of Providing Mental Health Services to Refugees: An Australian Case Report." J Health Care Poor Underserved 27(3): 1159-1170  
    33. Kartal, D. and L. Kiropoulos (2016). "Effects of acculturative stress on PTSD, depressive, and anxiety symptoms among refugees resettled in Australia and Austria." Eur J Psychotraumatol7: 28711
    34. Kenny, L. M., et al. (2009). "Distant memories: a prospective study of vantage point of trauma memories." Psychological science20(9): 1049-1052
    35. Klimidis, S., et al. (2007). "Chinese-Australians' knowledge of depression and schizophrenia in the context of their under-utilization of mental health care: an analysis of labelling." International Journal of Social Psychiatry53(5): 464-479
    36. Klimidis, S., et al. (2006). "Ethnic minority community patients and the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care initiative." Australasian Psychiatry14(2): 212-215
    37. Kuay, J., et al. (2015). "Conducting psychotherapy with an interpreter." Australas Psychiatry23(3): 282-286
    38. Law, C. K., et al. (2014). "Suicide mortality in second-generation migrants, Australia, 2001-2008." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol49(4): 601-608
    39. Le, L., et al. (2018).  "The effects of perceived torture controllability on symptom severity of posttraumatic stress, depression and anger in refugees and asylum seekers: A path analysis." Psychiatry Res 264(143-150  
    40. Liddell, B. J., et al. (2013). "Patterns of risk for anxiety-depression amongst Vietnamese-immigrants: a comparison with source and host populations." BMC Psychiatry13(1): 329
    41. Maneze, D., et al. (2015). "Health-Seeking Behaviors of Filipino Migrants in Australia: The Influence of Persisting Acculturative Stress and Depression." J Immigr Minor Health
    42. Mares, S.(2016). "The Mental Health of Children and Parents Detained on Christmas Island: Secondary Analysis of an Australian Human Rights Commission Data Set." Health Hum Rights.18(2):219- 232.
    43. Mares, S. (2016). "Fifteen years of detaining children who seek asylum in Australia - evidence and consequences." Australas Psychiatry24(1): 11-14
    44. Mares, S. and K. Zwi (2015). "Sadness and fear: The experiences of children and families in remote Australian immigration detention." J Paediatr Child Health51(7): 663-669
    45. May, S., et al. (2014). "Mental health literacy among refugee communities: differences between the Australian lay public and the Iraqi and Sudanese refugee communities." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol49(5): 757-769
    46. McCann TV,. et al. (2017). “Stigma of mental illness and substance misuse in sub-Saharan African migrants: A qualitative study.” Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/inm.12401 
    47. McFarlane, C. A. and I. Kaplan (2012). "Evidence-based psychological interventions for adult survivors of torture and trauma: a 30-year review." Transcult Psychiatry49(3-4): 539-567
    48. Merom, D., et al. (2008). "Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders--a pilot group randomized trial." J Anxiety Disord22(6): 959-968
    49. Mills, K. L., et al. (2011). "Assessing the prevalence of trauma exposure in epidemiological surveys." Aust N Z J Psychiatry45(5): 407-415
    50. Minihan, S., et al. (2018).  "Patterns and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in refugees: A latent class analysis." J Affect Disord 232(252-259  
    51. Mollica, R. F., et al. (2014). "The enduring mental health impact of mass violence: A community comparison study of Cambodian civilians living in Cambodia and Thailand." Int J Soc Psychiatry60(1): 6-20
    52. Momartin, S., et al. (2003). "Dimensions of trauma associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caseness, severity and functional impairment: a study of Bosnian refugees resettled in Australia." Social science & medicine57(5): 775-781
    53. Momartin, S., et al. (2004). "Comorbidity of PTSD and depression: associations with trauma exposure, symptom severity and functional impairment in Bosnian refugees resettled in Australia." J Affect Disord80(2-3): 231-238
    54. Momartin, S., et al. (2004). "Complicated grief in Bosnian refugees: associations with posttraumatic stress disorder and depression." Compr Psychiatry45(6): 475-482
    55. Momartin, S., et al. (2006). "A comparison of the mental health of refugees with temporary versus permanent protection visas." Med J Aust185(7): 357-361
    56. Morina N,. et al. (2017). “Mental health assessments in refugees and asylum seekers: evaluation of a tablet-assisted screening software.” Confl Health. 2017 Oct 2;11:18.
    57. Morina, N., et al. (2016). "Attachment style and interpersonal trauma in refugees." Aust N Z J Psychiatry
    58. Morris, P., et al. (1993). "Variations in therapeutic interventions for Cambodian and Chilean refugee survivors of torture and trauma: a pilot study." Aust N Z J Psychiatry27(3): 429-435
    59. Neale, A. and A. Wand (2013). "Issues in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and depression in migrant women in the perinatal period." Australas Psychiatry
    60. Newman, L. (2016). "Asylum seekers and refugees - how should psychiatry respond?" Australas Psychiatry24(1): 5-6
    61. Newman, L. K. and Z. Steel (2008). "The child asylum seeker: psychological and developmental impact of immigration detention." Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America17(3): 665-683, x
    62. Nickerson, A., et al. (2009). "Fear of cultural extinction and psychopathology among Mandaean refugees: an exploratory path analysis." CNS neuroscience & therapeutics15(3): 227-236
    63. Nickerson, A., et al. (2011). "The familial influence of loss and trauma on refugee mental health: a multilevel path analysis." J Trauma Stress24(1): 25-33
    64. Nickerson, A., et al. (2015). "Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between trauma exposure, post-migration living difficulties and psychological outcomes in traumatized refugees." J Affect Disord173: 185-192
    65. Nickerson, A., et al. (2011). "A critical review of psychological treatments of posttraumatic stress disorder in refugees." Clin Psychol Rev31(3): 399-417
    66. Nickerson, A., et al. (2010). "The impact of fear for family on mental health in a resettled Iraqi refugee community." Journal of psychiatric research44(4): 229-235
    67. Nickerson, A., et al. (2014). "Posttraumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief in refugees exposed to trauma and loss." BMC Psychiatry14: 106
    68. Nickerson, A., et al. (2015). "Moral Injury in Traumatized Refugees." Psychother Psychosom84(2): 122-123
    69. Nickerson, A., et al. (2011). "Change in visa status amongst Mandaean refugees: relationship to psychological symptoms and living difficulties." Psychiatry Res187(1-2): 267-274
    70. Nickerson, A., et al. (2017). "Comorbidity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in Tortured, Treatment-Seeking Refugees." J Trauma Stress. 2017 Aug 1.
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    Needs of Healthcare Workers

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    Nursing Care of Refugees

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    Nutrition and Obesity

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