Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers

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Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services : an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers. / Barghadouch, Amina; Kristiansen, Maria; Jervelund, Signe Smith; Hjern, Anders; Montgomery, Edith; Nørredam, Marie Louise.

I: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Bind 51, Nr. 8, 08.2016, s. 1125-1136.

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Barghadouch, A, Kristiansen, M, Jervelund, SS, Hjern, A, Montgomery, E & Nørredam, ML 2016, 'Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, bind 51, nr. 8, s. 1125-1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1260-1

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Barghadouch, A., Kristiansen, M., Jervelund, S. S., Hjern, A., Montgomery, E., & Nørredam, M. L. (2016). Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(8), 1125-1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1260-1

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Barghadouch A, Kristiansen M, Jervelund SS, Hjern A, Montgomery E, Nørredam ML. Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016 aug;51(8):1125-1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1260-1

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Barghadouch, Amina ; Kristiansen, Maria ; Jervelund, Signe Smith ; Hjern, Anders ; Montgomery, Edith ; Nørredam, Marie Louise. / Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services : an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers. I: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016 ; Bind 51, Nr. 8. s. 1125-1136.

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title = "Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers",
abstract = "Purpose:Studies show a high level of mental health problems among refugee children. This study examined whether a subset of refugee children living in Denmark accessed psychiatric healthcare services more than those born in the country.Methods:This study compared 24,427 refugee children from Asia, The Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and former Yugoslavia, who obtained residency in Denmark between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 2010 with 146,562 Danish-born children, matched 1:6 on age and sex. The study looked at contacts with psychiatric hospitals as well as psychologists and psychiatrists in private practice.Results:Between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2012, 3.5 {\%} of the refugee children accessed psychiatric healthcare services compared to 7.7 {\%} of the Danish-born children. The rate ratio of having any first-time psychiatric contact was 0.42 (95 {\%} CI 0.40–0.45) among refugee boys and 0.35 (95 {\%} CI 0.33–0.37) among refugee girls, compared to Danish-born children. Figures were similar for those accessing private psychologists or psychiatrists, emergency room, inpatient and outpatient services.Conclusions: Refugee children used fewer psychiatric healthcare services than Danish-born children. This may indicate that refugee children experience barriers in accessing psychiatric healthcare systems and do not receive adequate assessment of their mental health and subsequent referral to specialist services.",
author = "Amina Barghadouch and Maria Kristiansen and Jervelund, {Signe Smith} and Anders Hjern and Edith Montgomery and N{\o}rredam, {Marie Louise}",
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T1 - Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services

T2 - an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers

AU - Barghadouch, Amina

AU - Kristiansen, Maria

AU - Jervelund, Signe Smith

AU - Hjern, Anders

AU - Montgomery, Edith

AU - Nørredam, Marie Louise

PY - 2016/8

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N2 - Purpose:Studies show a high level of mental health problems among refugee children. This study examined whether a subset of refugee children living in Denmark accessed psychiatric healthcare services more than those born in the country.Methods:This study compared 24,427 refugee children from Asia, The Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and former Yugoslavia, who obtained residency in Denmark between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 2010 with 146,562 Danish-born children, matched 1:6 on age and sex. The study looked at contacts with psychiatric hospitals as well as psychologists and psychiatrists in private practice.Results:Between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2012, 3.5 % of the refugee children accessed psychiatric healthcare services compared to 7.7 % of the Danish-born children. The rate ratio of having any first-time psychiatric contact was 0.42 (95 % CI 0.40–0.45) among refugee boys and 0.35 (95 % CI 0.33–0.37) among refugee girls, compared to Danish-born children. Figures were similar for those accessing private psychologists or psychiatrists, emergency room, inpatient and outpatient services.Conclusions: Refugee children used fewer psychiatric healthcare services than Danish-born children. This may indicate that refugee children experience barriers in accessing psychiatric healthcare systems and do not receive adequate assessment of their mental health and subsequent referral to specialist services.

AB - Purpose:Studies show a high level of mental health problems among refugee children. This study examined whether a subset of refugee children living in Denmark accessed psychiatric healthcare services more than those born in the country.Methods:This study compared 24,427 refugee children from Asia, The Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and former Yugoslavia, who obtained residency in Denmark between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 2010 with 146,562 Danish-born children, matched 1:6 on age and sex. The study looked at contacts with psychiatric hospitals as well as psychologists and psychiatrists in private practice.Results:Between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2012, 3.5 % of the refugee children accessed psychiatric healthcare services compared to 7.7 % of the Danish-born children. The rate ratio of having any first-time psychiatric contact was 0.42 (95 % CI 0.40–0.45) among refugee boys and 0.35 (95 % CI 0.33–0.37) among refugee girls, compared to Danish-born children. Figures were similar for those accessing private psychologists or psychiatrists, emergency room, inpatient and outpatient services.Conclusions: Refugee children used fewer psychiatric healthcare services than Danish-born children. This may indicate that refugee children experience barriers in accessing psychiatric healthcare systems and do not receive adequate assessment of their mental health and subsequent referral to specialist services.

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JO - Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

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