Development and validation of a mental health screening tool for asylum-seekers and refugees: the STAR-MH

Description: There is no screening tool for major depressive disorder (MDD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in asylum-seekers or refugees (ASR) that can be readily administered by non-mental health workers. Hence, we aimed to develop a brief, sensitive and rapidly administrable tool for non-mental health workers to screen for MDD and PTSD in ASR.

Author (year): Debbie C. HockingSerafino G. Mancuso & Suresh Sundram.BMC Psychiatry volume 18, Article number: 69 (2018)

Address for: Non-mental health professionals and Informant Refugees

Languages: English

Cost information: free

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Keywords: validation, mental, health, refugees, asylum seekers, brief, screening