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Gupta Löfving, Sandra
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Sarkadi, A., Warner, G., Salari, R., Fängström, K., Durbeej, N., Lampa, E., . . . Keeshin, B. (2020). Evaluation of the Teaching Recovery Techniques community-based intervention for unaccompanied refugee youth experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial; SUPpORT): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21(1), Article ID 63.
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2020 (English)In: Trials, ISSN 1745-6215, E-ISSN 1745-6215, Vol. 21, no 1, article id 63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: In 2015, 162,877 persons sought asylum in Sweden, 35,369 of whom were unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs). Refugee children, especially URMs, have often experienced traumas and are at significant risk of developing mental health problems, such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety, which can continue years after resettlement. The Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial (SUPpORT) aims to evaluate a community-based intervention, called Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT), for refugee youth experiencing PTSD symptoms.

METHODS/DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial will be conducted in which participants will be randomly allocated to one of two possible arms: the intervention arm (n = 109) will be offered the TRT programme, and the waitlist-control arm (n = 109) will receive services as usual, followed by the TRT programme around 20 weeks later. Outcome data will be collected at three points: pre-intervention (T1), post-intervention (T2; about 8 weeks after randomisation) and follow-up (T3; about 20 weeks after randomisation).

DISCUSSION: This study will provide knowledge about the effect and efficiency of a group intervention for URMs reporting symptoms of PTSD in Sweden.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN, ISRCTN47820795. Prospectively registered on 20 December 2018.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2020
Keywords
Post-traumatic stress disorder, Randomised controlled trial, Teaching Recovery Techniques, Unaccompanied refugee minors
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Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-402288 (URN)10.1186/s13063-019-3814-5 (DOI)000513721900001 ()31924247 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-03-25Bibliographically approved
Löfving-Gupta, S., Willebrand, M., Koposov, R., Blatny, M., Hrdlicka, M., Schwab-Stone, M. & Ruchkin, V. (2018). Community violence exposure and substance use: cross-cultural and gender perspectives. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27(4), 493-500
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community violence exposure and substance use: cross-cultural and gender perspectives
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2018 (English)In: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 1018-8827, E-ISSN 1435-165X, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 493-500Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The negative effects of community violence exposure on child and adolescent mental health are well documented and exposure to community violence has been linked both to a number of internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Our aim was, therefore, to investigate cross-cultural and gender differences in the relationship between community violence exposure and substance abuse. A self-report survey was conducted among 10,575, 12-18 year old adolescents in three different countries, Czech Republic (N = 4537), Russia (N = 2377) and US (N = 3661). We found that in all three countries both substance use and problem behavior associated with it increased similarly along with severity of violence exposure and this association was not gender-specific. It was concluded that in spite of the differences in the levels of violence exposure and substance use cross-culturally and by gender, the pattern of their association is neither culturally nor gender bound.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2018
Keywords
Community violence exposure, Substance use, Gender, Adolescents
National Category
Psychiatry Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358568 (URN)10.1007/s00787-017-1097-5 (DOI)000429661700010 ()29264649 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-17 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved
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