Original Articles

The relation between Syrians' quality of life, depression and anxiety levels and economic conditions: a cross-sectional study at an adult refugee mental health clinic in Turkey


Bakirkoy Mental Health Training and Research Hospital

Alpha Psychiatry 2020; 21: 403-408
DOI: 10.5455/apd.71190
Read: 1111 Downloads: 606 Published: 01 August 2020

Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between depression, anxiety symptoms, economic status and the quality of life of Syrians who applied to the adult refugee mental health outpatient clinic in Istanbul, Turkey. Methods: Syrians who applied to the refugee mental health outpatient clinic for the first time were included in the study. A sociodemographic data form, the Quality of Life Scale (WHOQOL-BREF) and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL-25) were administered to the participants. Results: This study found a negative, moderate and significant correlation between both the HSCL-25 depression subscale scores and WHOQOL-BREF scores (r=-0.56, p [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2020; 21(4.000): 403-408]

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