Somatic distress among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey: A cross-sectional study

M. McGrath, C. Acarturk, B. Roberts*, Z. Ilkkursun, E. Sondorp, M. Sijbrandij, P. Cuijpers, P. Ventevogel, M. McKee, D. C. Fuhr

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Abstract

•Over 40% of respondents experienced moderate to severe somatic symptom severity.

•Pain in arms, legs, joints, back, and headaches most frequently reported symptoms.

•Somatic distress associated with female gender and depression, anxiety and PTSD.

•Evidenced-based mental health interventions should be integrated into primary care.
Original languageEnglish
Article number109993
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume132
Early online date9 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Funding

This study was funded through the STRENGTHS (Syrian REfuGees MeNTal HealTH Care Systems) project. The STRENGTHS project is funded under Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014–2020). The content of this article reflects only the authors' views and the European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

FundersFunder number
Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme733337
Horizon 2020

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