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Bidimensional Acculturation and Psychological Distress in Pakistani Immigrant Women in Norway: A Cross-Sectional Study

Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1.58
· DOI :10.1007/s10903-018-0764-z
Victoria Telle Hjellset (NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Camilla Ihlebæk24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Østfold University College)
Immigrants from South Asia have higher risks of mental health problems . Low levels of acculturation and self-efficacy may be risk factors for depression and psychological distress in immigrants. 355 Pakistani immigrant women in Oslo, filled out a questionnaire concerning demographic variables, self-efficacy, and psychological distress. A bidimensional acculturation variable was constructed. A stepwise logistic regression model was used to investigate the importance of the level of acculturation and self-efficacy on psychological distress. Low levels of acculturation were reported. Integrated participants reported significantly less psychological distress on the depression score and total score than separated and marginalized participants. The model showed that assimilated or marginalized participants had a fourth and three times higher risk of high levels of distress compared with integrated participants. The possibility to be bicultural seems important in order to ensure mental health and national policies should promote an integrative and multiculturalism approach.
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Published on Feb 1, 2016in Transcultural Psychiatry 1.56
Kareen N. Tonsing5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Oakland University),
Samson Tse21
Estimated H-index: 21
(HKU: University of Hong Kong),
Jenny C. Tonsing3
Estimated H-index: 3
(USP: University of the South Pacific)
Although migration itself may not compromise the mental health of immigrants, the acculturative process can involve highly stressful factors that are specific to immigrant and minority status. Using structural equation modeling, this study examined the relations between acculturation orientations, perceived discrimination, acculturative stress, and psychological distress among 229 Pakistani and 218 Nepalese migrants living in Hong Kong. Although the initial hypothesized model was not confirmed, ...
Published on Nov 1, 2015in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 3.15
Marion C. Aichberger11
Estimated H-index: 11
Z. Bromand7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 5 AuthorsMeryam Schouler-Ocak15
Estimated H-index: 15
Purpose Discrimination is linked to various health problems, including mental disorders like depression and also has a negative effect on the access to mental health care services. Little is known about factors mitigating the association between ethnic discrimination and mental distress.
Published on Feb 1, 2014in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1.58
Dawit Shawel Abebe9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Northern Virginia Community College),
Lars Lien23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Oslo),
Karin Harsløf Hjelde1
Estimated H-index: 1
Mental health problems have been regarded as one of the main public health challenges of immigrants in several countries. Understanding and generating research-based knowledge on immigrant health problems is highly relevant for planning preventive interventions, as well as guiding social and policy actions. This review aims to map the available knowledge on immigrants’ mental health status and its associated risk factors in Norway. The reviewed literature about mental health problems among immig...
Published on Oct 1, 2013in Journal of Community Health Nursing 0.65
Manju Daniel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NIU: Northern Illinois University),
JoEllen Wilbur35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Rush University Medical Center)
+ 1 AuthorsArlene Michaels Miller12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Rush University Medical Center)
South Asian immigrants are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but little is known about their physical activity patterns. In this cross-sectional study, 110 participants were recruited to describe lifestyle physical activity behavior of this at-risk population. Education (p = .042), global health (p = .045), and self-efficacy (p = .000) had significant positive independent effects on leisure-time physical activity. Depression (p = .035) and waist circumference (p = .012) ...
Published on Jun 1, 2012in Psychological Medicine 5.64
Nasim Chaudhry7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Manchester),
Nusrat Husain23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Manchester)
+ 1 AuthorsFrancis Creed47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Manchester)
BACKGROUND: The reasons for the high prevalence of depressive disorders in women of Pakistani origin living in the UK are not clear. The aim of this study was to determine the relative importance of life events, chronic social difficulties and acculturation in a population-based sample of British Pakistani women.MethodA cross-sectional and prospective cohort study of 18- to 65-year-old Pakistani women in UK was carried out. The Schedule for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry for diagnosis, t...
Published on Aug 1, 2011in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1.58
Victoria Telle Hjellset9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Bergen),
Camilla Ihlebæk24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bergen)
+ 2 AuthorsArne T. Høstmark24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Oslo)
The increasingly high number of immigrants from South-East Asia with The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is an important challenge for the public health sector. Impaired glucose is essential in MetS. The blood glucose concentration is not only governed by diet and physical activity, but also by psychological distress which could contribute to the development of MetS. The aim of this study is to describe health-related quality of life, subjective health complaints (SHC), psychological distress, and cop...
Published on Feb 22, 2011in Systems Research and Behavioral Science 1.05
John Coverdale1
Estimated H-index: 1
On behalf of the Editorial Board and the editorial management staff of MDPI, it is my great pleasure to introduce this new journal Behavioral Sciences. Behavioral Sciences seeks to publish original research and scholarship contributing to our understanding of human behavior. The journal will provide a forum for work that furthers knowledge and stimulates research in the behavioral sciences. We are committed to building a diverse and methodologically rigorous literature of interest and benefit to...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 3.15
Richard Gater22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Manchester),
Barbara Tomenson47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Manchester)
+ 5 AuthorsFrancis Creed47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Manchester)
Introduction We compared depression, social stress and treatment in people of Pakistani origin and white Europeans living in an UK city.
Published on Jan 1, 2009in Issues in Mental Health Nursing 0.98
Eunjung Kim15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UW: University of Washington)
This study explored the relationship between multidimensional acculturation attitudes and depressive symptoms in 78 Korean American adults. Approximately 30% of Korean Americans reported scores higher than 16 on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale, indicating the presence of elevated depressive symptoms. In multiple regressions controlling for family income, integration was negatively related to depressive symptoms, whereas marginalization was positively linked to depressive sy...
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