Cambodian/Khmer

Long-Term Refugee Health: Health Behaviors and Outcomes of Cambodian Refugee and Immigrant Women

Nelson-Peterman JL, Toof R, Liang SL, Grigg-Saito DC. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Dec;42(6):814-23. 

Refugees in the United States have high rates of chronic disease. Both long-term effects of the refugee experience and adjustment to the U.S. health environment may contribute. While there is significant research on health outcomes of newly resettled refugees and long-term mental health experiences of established refugees, there is currently little information about how the combined effects of the refugee experience and the U.S.

Pulse pressure in Cambodian Americans: relationships to weight and mental health

Wagner J, Rajan TV, Kuoch T, Scully M.

Published in Journal of Immigrant Minority Health December 2013.

Abstract

Few studies have explored interrelationships among mental health and health status in refugees using objective, clinical data. Pulse pressure (PP) has recently emerged as an easily obtained, strong, independent determinant of mortality. We conducted a chart review of electronic records for 24 consecutive months to investigate PP among Cambodian refugees receiving services at a community clinic in Connecticut, USA.

Diabetes among refugee populations: what newly arriving refugees can learn from resettled Cambodians

Article drawing from Khmer Health Advocates' work in the torture treatment field; notes trends and interventions for diabetic refugees and recommendations for new arrivals.

Link is to abstract; full article is available for purchase from publisher.

Education as Treatment for Chronic Pain in Survivors of Torture and Other Violent Events in Cambodia: Experiences with Implementation of a Group-based "Pain School" and Evaluation of its Effect in a Pilot Study

Phaneth, S., Panha, P., Sopheap, T., Harlacher, U., & Polatin, P. (2014). Education as Treatment for Chronic Pain in Survivors of Torture and Other Violent Events in Cambodia: Experiences with Implementation of a Group-based "Pain School" and Evaluation of its Effect in a Pilot Study. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 19(1), 53-69.

The DIGNITY Institute Against Torture is a Danish nongovernmental organization with a Copenhagen-based rehabilitation program for torture survivors, where the majority of patients suffer from chronic pain and are treated with a group-based, ten-session,

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