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Spike EA, Smith MM, Harris MF. Access to primary health care services by community-based asylum seekers. Med J Aust. 2011 Aug 15;195(4):188-91. PubMed PMID: 21843121.

Bäärnhielm S, Edlund AS, Ioannou M, Dahlin M. Approaching the vulnerability ofrefugees: evaluation of cross-cultural psychiatric training of staff in mental health care and refugee reception in Sweden. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Sep 27;14:207. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-207. PubMed PMID: 25262446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4189165.

Vaughan C, Murdolo A, Murray L, Davis E, Chen J, Block K, Quiazon R, Warr D. 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. 2015 Dec 23;15:1283. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2634-0. PubMed PMID: 26700303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4690281.

Phillips C. Beyond resettlement: long-term care for people who have had refugee-like experiences. Aust Fam Physician. 2014 Nov;43(11):764-7. PubMed PMID: 25393461.

Chen W, Ling L, Renzaho AM. Building a new life in Australia: an analysis of the first wave of the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants in Australia to assess the association between social integration and self-rated health. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 15;7(3):e014313. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014313. PubMed PMID: 28298368; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5353341.

Pottie K, Greenaway C, Hassan G, Hui C, Kirmayer LJ. Caring for a newly arrived Syrian refugee family. CMAJ. 2016 Feb 16;188(3):207-11. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151422. PubMed PMID: 26755669; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754183.

Kirmayer LJ, Narasiah L, Munoz M, Rashid M, Ryder AG, Guzder J, Hassan G, Rousseau C, Pottie K; Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH). Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: general approach in primary care. CMAJ. 2011 Sep 6;183(12):E959-67. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090292. Epub 2010 Jul 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 20603342; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3168672.

Johnsdotter S, Essén B. Cultural change after migration: Circumcision of girlsin Western migrant communities. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 Apr;32:15-25. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.10.012. Review. PubMed PMID: 26644059.

Veling W, Selten JP, Susser E, Laan W, Mackenbach JP, Hoek HW. Discrimination and the incidence of psychotic disorders among ethnic minorities in TheNetherlands. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Aug;36(4):761-8. Epub 2007 May 21. PubMed PMID: 17517810.

Fang ML, Sixsmith J, Lawthom R, Mountian I, Shahrin A. Experiencing 'pathologized presence and normalized absence'; understanding health related experiences and access to health care among Iraqi and Somali asylum seekers, refugees and persons without legal status. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 19;15(1):923. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2279-z. PubMed PMID: 26386559; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4575487.

Ziersch A, Walsh M, Due C, Duivesteyn E. 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). pii: E1036. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14091036. PubMed PMID: 28885594; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5615573.

Wångdahl J, Lytsy P, Mårtensson L, Westerling R. Health literacy and refugees' experiences of the health examination for asylum seekers - a Swedish cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Nov 23;15:1162. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2513-8. PubMed PMID: 26596793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4657287.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health of resettled Iraqi refugees --- San Diego County, California, October 2007-September 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Dec 17;59(49):1614-8. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Feb 4;60(4):115. PubMed PMID: 21160458.

McNeely CA, Morland L. The Health of the Newest Americans: How US Public Health Systems Can Support Syrian Refugees.Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan;106(1):13-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302975. PubMed PMID: 26696285; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4695930.

Harris MF. Integration of refugees into routine primary care in NSW, Australia. Public Health Res Pract. 2018 Mar 15;28(1). pii: 2811802. doi: 10.17061/phrp2811802. PubMed PMID: 29582035.

van Wyk S, Schweitzer R, Brough M, Vromans L, Murray K. A longitudinal study of mental health in refugees from Burma: the impact of therapeutic interventions. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;46(10):995-1003. doi: 10.1177/0004867412443059. Epub 2012 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 22431841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3773081.

Kronick R. Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Assessment and Intervention. Can J Psychiatry. 2018 May;63(5):290-296. doi: 10.1177/0706743717746665. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 29207884; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5912300.

Pottie K. Poignant tales of refugees in Canada. CMAJ. 2011 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21324860; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3042454.

Mengesha ZB, Perz J, Dune T, Ussher J. 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. 2018 Jan 22;15(1). pii: E174. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15010174. PubMed PMID: 29361799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5800273.

van Melle MA, Lamkaddem M, Stuiver MM, Gerritsen AA, Devillé WL, Essink-Bot ML. Quality of primary care for resettled refugees in the Netherlands with chronic mental and physical health problems: a cross-sectional analysis of medical records and interview data. BMC Fam Pract. 2014 Sep 23;15:160. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-15-160. PubMed PMID: 25249345; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4262989.

Hynie M. The Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health in the Post-Migration Context: A Critical Review. Can J Psychiatry. 2018 May;63(5):297-303. doi: 10.1177/0706743717746666. Epub 2017 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 29202665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5912301.

Fair GL, Harris MF, Smith MM. Transition from an asylum seeker-specific health service to mainstream primary care for community-based asylum seekers: a qualitative interview study. Public Health Res Pract. 2018 Mar 15;28(1). pii: 2811805. doi: 10.17061/phrp2811805. PubMed PMID: 29582038.

Hinton DE, Nickerson A, Bryant RA. Worry, worry attacks, and PTSD among Cambodian refugees: a path analysis investigation. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jun;72(11):1817-25. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.045. Epub 2011 May 1. PubMed PMID: 21663803; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3128797.

Bellamy K, Ostini R, Martini N, Kairuz T. Access to medication and pharmacy services for resettled refugees: a systematic review. Aust J Prim Health. 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1071/PY14121. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25577397.

Rousseau C. Addressing Mental Health Needs of Refugees. Can J Psychiatry. 2018 May;63(5):287-289. doi: 10.1177/0706743717746664. Epub 2017 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 29202662; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5912299.

Grant J, Guerin PB. Applying ecological modeling to parenting for Australian refugee families. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Oct;25(4):325-33. doi: 10.1177/1043659614523468. Epub 2014 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 24583875.

Villadsen SF, Mortensen LH, Andersen AN. Care during pregnancy and childbirth for migrant women: How do we advance? Development of intervention studies - The case of the MAMAACT intervention in Denmark. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Sep 12. pii: S1521-6934(15)00157-1. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.08.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26472711

Baird MB, Domian EW, Mulcahy ER, Mabior R, Jemutai-Tanui G, Filippi MK. Creating a Bridge of Understanding between Two Worlds: Community-Based Collaborative-Action Research with Sudanese Refugee Women. Public Health Nurs. 2015 Sep;32(5):388-96. doi: 10.1111/phn.12172. Epub 2015 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 25572485.

Hudson CC, Adams S, Lauderdale J. Cultural Expressions of Intergenerational Trauma and Mental Health Nursing Implications for U.S. Health Care Delivery Following Refugee Resettlement: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Transcult Nurs. 2015 May 25. pii: 1043659615587591. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26009267.

Khawaja NG, White KM, Schweitzer R, Greenslade J. Difficulties and coping strategies of Sudanese refugees: a qualitative approach. Transcult Psychiatry. 2008 Sep;45(3):489-512. doi: 10.1177/1363461508094678. PubMed PMID: 18799645.

Botfield JR, Newman CE, Zwi AB. Drawing them in: professional perspectives on the complexities of engaging 'culturally diverse' young people with sexual and reproductive health promotion and care in Sydney, Australia. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Apr;19(4):438-452. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2016.1233354. Epub 2016 Sep 26. PubMed PMID: 27665932.

Higginbottom GM, Rivers K, Story R. Health and social care needs of Somali refugees with visual impairment (VIP) living in the United Kingdom: a focused ethnography with Somali people with VIP, their caregivers, service providers, and members of the Horn of Africa Blind Society. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Apr;25(2):192-201. doi: 10.1177/1043659613515715. Epub 2014 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 24504070.

Lamkaddem M, Essink-Bot ML, Devillé W, Gerritsen A, Stronks K. Health changes of refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia: the role of residence status and experienced living difficulties in the resettlement process. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr 10. pii: ckv061. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25863280.

Geltman PL, Hunter Adams J, Penrose KL, Cochran J, Rybin D, Doros G, Henshaw M, Paasche-Orlow M. Health literacy, acculturation, and the use of preventive oral health care by Somali refugees living in massachusetts. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Aug;16(4):622-30. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9846-0. PubMed PMID: 23748902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3815479.

Johnston V, Smith L, Roydhouse H. The health of newly arrived refugees to the Top End of Australia: results of a clinical audit at the Darwin Refugee Health Service. Aust J Prim Health. 2012;18(3):242-7. doi: 10.1071/PY11065. PubMed PMID: 23069368.

Pavli A, Maltezou H. Health problems of newly arrived migrants and refugees in Europe. J Travel Med. 2017 Jul 1;24(4). doi: 10.1093/jtm/tax016. Review. PubMed PMID: 28426115.

Lincoln AK, Lazarevic V, White MT, Ellis BH. The Impact of Acculturation Style and Acculturative Hassles on the Mental Health of Somali Adolescent Refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26048358.

Owens C, Dandy J, Hancock P. Perceptions of pregnancy experiences when using a community-based antenatal service: A qualitative study of refugee and migrant women in Perth, Western Australia. Women Birth. 2016 Apr;29(2):128-37. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2015.09.003. PubMed PMID: 26410632.

Taylor EM, Yanni EA, Pezzi C, Guterbock M, Rothney E, Harton E, Montour J, Elias C, Burke H. Physical and mental health status of Iraqi refugees resettled in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Dec;16(6):1130-7. PubMed PMID: 23959695.

Brown-Bowers A, McShane K, Wilson-Mitchell K, Gurevich M. Postpartum depression in refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada: A critical health psychology perspective. Health (London). 2015 May;19(3):318-35. doi: 10.1177/1363459314554315. Epub 2014 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 25389234.

Jen KL, Zhou K, Arnetz B, Jamil H. Pre- and Post-displacement Stressors and Body Weight Development in Iraqi Refugees in Michigan. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25376128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4424180.

Tingvold L, Vaage AB, Allen J, Wentzel-Larsen T, van Ta T, Hauff E. Predictors of acculturative hassles among Vietnamese refugees in Norway: Results from a long-term longitudinal study. Transcult Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 25. pii: 1363461515572208. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25717075.

Lamb CF, Smith M. Problems refugees face when accessing health services. N S W Public Health Bull. 2002 Jul;13(7):161-3. PubMed PMID: 12451412.

Ryan DA, Benson CA, Dooley BA. Psychological distress and the asylum process: a longitudinal study of forced migrants in Ireland. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008 Jan;196(1):37-45. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31815fa51c. PubMed PMID: 18195640.

Silove D, Steel Z, McGorry P, Drobny J. Problems Tamil asylum seekers encounter in accessing health and welfare services in Australia. Soc Sci Med. 1999 Oct;49(7):951-6. PubMed PMID: 10468399.

Cheng IH, Drillich A, Schattner P. Refugee experiences of general practice in countries of resettlement: a literature review. Br J Gen Pract. 2015 Mar;65(632):e171-6. doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X683977. PubMed PMID: 25733438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4337305.

Mikal JP, Woodfield B. Refugees, Post-Migration Stress, and Internet Use: A Qualitative Analysis of Intercultural Adjustment and Internet Use Among Iraqi and Sudanese Refugees to the United States. Qual Health Res. 2015 Oct;25(10):1319-33. doi: 10.1177/1049732315601089. Epub 2015 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 26290542.

Morrison EJ. et al. Relationship Between Negative Mood and Health Behaviors in an Immigrant and Refugee Population. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jun;19(3):655-664. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0506-z. PubMed PMID: 27669717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5366278

Walker R, Koh L, Wollersheim D, Liamputtong P. Social connectedness and mobile phone use among refugee women in Australia. Health Soc Care Community. 2015 May;23(3):325-36. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12155. Epub 2014 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 25427751.

Hocking DC, Kennedy GA, Sundram S. Social factors ameliorate psychiatric disorders in community-based asylum seekers independent of visa status. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Oct 17. pii: S0165-1781(15)30515-1. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.10.018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26518226.

Bettmann JE, Penney D, Clarkson Freeman P, Lecy N. Somali Refugees' Perceptions of Mental Illness. Soc Work Health Care. 2015 Sep;54(8):738-57. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2015.1046578. PubMed PMID: 26399492.

Hvass AMF, Wejse C. Systematic health screening of refugees after resettlement in recipient countries: a scoping review. Ann Hum Biol. 2017 Aug;44(5):475-483. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1330897. Epub 2017 May 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 28562071.

Reko A, Bech P, Wohlert C, Noerregaard C, Csillag C. Usage of psychiatric emergency services by asylum seekers: Clinical implications based on a descriptive study in Denmark. Nord J Psychiatry. 2015 Nov;69(8):587-93. doi: 10.3109/08039488.2015.1019923. Epub 2015 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 25765437.

Muchoki S. Using 'intimate citizenship' to make sense of the experiences of men with refugee backgrounds in Australia. Cult Health Sex. 2015;17 Suppl 1:61-73. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2014.950606. Epub 2014 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 25162830.

Frounfelker RL, Assefa MT, Smith E, Hussein A, Betancourt TS. "We would never forget who we are": resettlement, cultural negotiation, and family relationships among Somali Bantu refugees. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Nov;26(11):1387-1400. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-0991-1. Epub 2017 May 4. PubMed PMID: 28474153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5740486.

Hoffman SJ, Robertson CL, Tierney JD. "What About the Next Generation That's Coming?": The Recontextualization of Mothering Post-Refugee Resettlement. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2017 Apr/Jun;40(2):122-153. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000172. PubMed PMID: 28492389.

de Wit MA, Tuinebreijer WC, Dekker J, Beekman AJ, Gorissen WH, Schrier AC, Penninx BW, Komproe IH, Verhoeff AP. Depressive and anxiety disorders in different ethnic groups: a population based study among native Dutch, and Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese migrants in Amsterdam. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008 Nov;43(11):905-12. doi: 10.1007/s00127-008-0382-5. Epub 2008 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 18587679.

Procter N. Engaging refugees and asylum seekers in suicidal crisis. Aust Nurs J. 2013 Apr;20(9):44-5. PubMed PMID: 23697312.

Papadopoulos I, Lees S, Lay M, Gebrehiwot A. Ethiopian refugees in the UK: migration, adaptation and settlement experiences and their relevance to health. Ethn Health. 2004 Feb;9(1):55-73. PubMed PMID: 15203465.

Hartley L, Fleay C, Tye ME. Exploring physical activity engagement and barriers for asylum seekers in Australia coping with prolonged uncertainty and no right to work. Health Soc Care Community. 2017 May;25(3):1190-1198. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12419. Epub 2017 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 28138985.

Maximova K, Krahn H. Health status of refugees settled in Alberta: changes since arrival. Can J Public Health. 2010 Jul-Aug;101(4):322-6. PubMed PMID: 21033547.

Zannettino L, Grant J, Hutton A. Meeting the sexual heath care needs of young refugee women. Aust Nurs J. 2013 Jun;20(11):49. PubMed PMID: 23862342.

Schweitzer RD, Brough M, Vromans L, Asic-Kobe M. Mental health of newly arrived Burmese refugees in Australia: contributions of pre-migration and post-migration experience. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2011 Apr;45(4):299-307. doi: 10.3109/00048674.2010.543412. Epub 2011 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 21303193.

Guruge S, Shirpak KR, Hyman I, Zanchetta M, Gastaldo D, Sidani S. A meta-synthesis of post-migration changes in marital relationships in Canada. Can J Public Health. 2010 Jul-Aug;101(4):327-31. Review. PubMed PMID: 21033548.

Day GE. Migrant and Refugee Health: Advance Australia Fair? Aust Health Rev. 2016 Feb;40(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 27347594.

Heaman M, Bayrampour H, Kingston D, Blondel B, Gissler M, Roth C, Alexander S, Gagnon A. Migrant women's utilization of prenatal care: a systematic review. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Jul;17(5):816-36. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1058-z. Review. PubMed PMID: 22714797.

Hadgkiss EJ, Renzaho AM. The physical health status, service utilisation and barriers to accessing care for asylum seekers residing in the community: asystematic review of the literature. Aust Health Rev. 2014 May;38(2):142-59. doi: 10.1071/AH13113. Review. PubMed PMID: 24679338.

Huemer J, Karnik N, Voelkl-Kernstock S, Granditsch E, Plattner B, Friedrich M, Steiner H. Psychopathology in African unaccompanied refugee minors in Austria. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2011 Jun;42(3):307-19. doi: 10.1007/s10578-011-0219-4. PubMed PMID: 21293919.

Collins CH, Zimmerman C, Howard LM. Refugee, asylum seeker, immigrant women and postnatal depression: rates and risk factors. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011 Feb;14(1):3-11. doi: 10.1007/s00737-010-0198-7. Epub 2010 Dec 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 21153849.

Langlois EV, Haines A, Tomson G, Ghaffar A. Refugees: towards better access to health-care services. Lancet. 2016 Jan 23;387(10016):319-21. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00101-X. PubMed PMID: 26842434.

Gabriel PS, Morgan-Jonker C, Phung CM, Barrios R, Kaczorowski J. Refugees and health care--the need for data: understanding the health of government-assisted refugees in Canada through a prospective longitudinal cohort. Can J Public Health. 2011 Jul-Aug;102(4):269-72. PubMed PMID: 21913581.

Okafor MT, Carter-Pokras OD, Picot SJ, Zhan M. The relationship of language acculturation (English proficiency) to current self-rated health among African immigrant adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Jun;15(3):499-509. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9614-6. PubMed PMID: 22488117.

Hach M. The sexual and reproductive health of immigrant and refugee women. Aust Nurs J. 2013 Apr;20(9):53. PubMed PMID: 23697315.

Beiser M, Simich L, Pandalangat N, Nowakowski M, Tian F. Stresses of passage, balms of resettlement, and posttraumatic stress disorder among Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada. Can J Psychiatry. 2011 Jun;56(6):333-40. PubMed PMID: 21756447.

Shiroma PR, Alarcon RD. Time for healing: somatization among chronically mentally ill immigrants. J Cult Divers. 2011 Spring;18(1):3-7. PubMed PMID: 21526581.

Montgomery E. Trauma and resilience in young refugees: a 9-year follow-up study. Dev Psychopathol. 2010 May;22(2):477-89. doi: 10.1017/S0954579410000180. PubMed PMID: 20423554.


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