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dc.contributor.authorVaage, Basilier A
dc.contributor.authorTingvold, Laila
dc.contributor.authorHauff, Edvard
dc.contributor.authorVan Ta, Thong
dc.contributor.authorWentzel-Larsen, Tore
dc.contributor.authorClench-Aas, Jocelyne
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Per H
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T01:03:05Z
dc.date.available2015-10-09T01:03:05Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 2009 Oct 21;3(1):34
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/46313
dc.description.abstractBackground There are conflicting results on whether immigrant children are at a heightened risk of mental health problems compared with native youth in the resettlement country. The objective of the study To compare the mental health of 94 Norwegian-born children from a community cohort of Vietnamese refugees, aged 4 - 18 years, with that of a Norwegian community sample. Methods The SDQ was completed by two types of informants; the children's self-reports, and the parents' reports, for comparison with Norwegian data from the Health Profiles for Children and Youth in the Akershus study. Results The self-perceived mental health of second-generation Vietnamese in Norway was better than that of their Norwegian compatriots, as assessed by the SDQ. In the Norwegian-Vietnamese group, both children and parents reported a higher level of functioning. Conclusion This surprising finding may result from the lower prevalence of mental distress in Norwegian-Vietnamese children compared with their Norwegian peers, or from biased reports and cultural differences in reporting emotional and behavioural problems. These findings may represent the positive results of the children's bi-cultural competencies.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsVaage et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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dc.titleBetter mental health in children of Vietnamese refugees compared with their Norwegian peers - a matter of cultural difference?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2015-10-09T01:03:06Z
dc.creator.authorVaage, Basilier A
dc.creator.authorTingvold, Laila
dc.creator.authorHauff, Edvard
dc.creator.authorVan Ta, Thong
dc.creator.authorWentzel-Larsen, Tore
dc.creator.authorClench-Aas, Jocelyne
dc.creator.authorThomsen, Per H
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1753-2000-3-34
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-50559
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dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/46313/1/13034_2009_Article_90.pdf
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