Et longitudinelt studie af ændringer i asylansøgeres ADL evne

Anne-Le Morville, Kirstine Amris, Mona Eklund, Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe, Lena-Karin Erlandsson

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    The aim was to assess change in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) ability amongst
    asylum seekers and if there were any difference between tortured and non-torture following a 10 months post-arrival period, and if self-reported health and exposure to torture were factors related to changes in ADL-ability. The study was a combined baseline, follow-up correlational study amongst individuals from Afghanistan, Iran and Syria, living in Danish asylum centers. Forty-three persons aged 20-50, were invited and participated in the baseline study. Twenty-two were still in asylum centre at the follow-up and 17 of them participated. ADL-ability was measured using Assessment of Motor and Process Skills and questionnaires about exposure to torture, self-reported mental health and pain. ADL motor and process measures, well-being and self-rated health declined from baseline to follow-up. Measures of pain and depression increased. Exposure to physical torture and change in ADL motor (r=0.525) measures were associated, as well as change in current pain and change in ADL process (r=0.525) measures. Due to preponderance of torture survivors analysis of group difference was not applicable. Health care workers should be aware of ADL concerns and exposure to torture in this population to best address their needs within rehabilitation settings.
    Bidragets oversatte titelEt longitudinelt studie af ændringer i asylansøgeres ADL evne
    TidsskriftJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)852-859
    Antal sider8
    StatusUdgivet - 2015


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