A risk profile predicting psychological distress in vietnamese amerasian youth

Robert (Bob) McKelvey, Alice R. Mao, John A. Webb

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Abstract

The relationship between risk factors and psychological distress was examined in 161 Vietnamese Amerasian youth. Background factors such as a history of missing school, frequent hospitalizations, and previous refugee camp experience distinguished those with higher levels of anxiety and depression. This study provides support for attempts to link specific risk factors with increased levels of psychological distress in immigrant populations. Confirmation of the predictive power of these risk factors awaits completion of a longitudinal study following the Ameriasians as they resettle in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Psychology
Refugees
Longitudinal Studies
Hospitalization
Anxiety
Depression
Population

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • Longitudinal study
  • Psychological distress
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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A risk profile predicting psychological distress in vietnamese amerasian youth. / McKelvey, Robert (Bob); Mao, Alice R.; Webb, John A.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1992, p. 911-915.

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McKelvey, Robert (Bob) ; Mao, Alice R. ; Webb, John A. / A risk profile predicting psychological distress in vietnamese amerasian youth. In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1992 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 911-915.
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