General health assessment of refugees claiming to have been previously exposed to torture takes place in a psychological atmosphere affected by the difficult situation of the refugee.
Thirty-one refugees, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, were assessed as regards their physical and mental health.
Assessment took place with the help of professional interpreters and was, during each interview, performed by two medical doctors using double-blind techniques.
Based on a number of highly significant (P<0.001) correlation coefficients and Kappa values, observers agreed frequently on gradients of symptom intensity and less frequently on absolute symptom levels.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réfugié, Torture, Homme, Santé, Trouble psychiatrique, Echelle évaluation, Expertise médicale, Fiabilité, Reproductibilité, Méthode mesure, Accord interjuge
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Refugee, Torture, Human, Health, Mental disorder, Evaluation scale, Medical expertise, Reliability, Reproducibility, Measurement method, Interrater agreement
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0563638
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.