Print Email Facebook Twitter Unaccompanied adolescents seeking asylum: Poorer mental health under a restrictive reception Title Unaccompanied adolescents seeking asylum: Poorer mental health under a restrictive reception Author Reijneveld, S.A. de Boer, J.B. Bean, T. Korfker, D.G. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2005 Abstract We assessed the effects of a stringent reception policy on the mental health of unaccompanied adolescent asylum seekers by comparing the mental health of adolescents in a restricted campus reception setting and in a setting offering more autonomy (numbers [response rates]: 69 [93%] and 53 [69%], respectively; mean age, 16 years). Unaccompanied adolescent asylum seekers in a restricted reception setting reported more emotional problems on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist than their counterparts in the more autonomy group (mean scores [SD]: restricted, 59.3 [13.1]; other, 53.4 [10.5]; p = 0.033, F test). Main effects concerned a rise in anxiety. Girls showed larger differences than boys. A restrictive reception may therefore affect the mental health of minor asylum seekers. Health care workers and policy makers should be aware of this adverse effect. Copyright © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Subject HealthJeugd en GezondheidAnxietyMental healthPTSSAgeControlled studyEmotional disorderHealth care personnelHopkins symptom checklistImmigrationMajor clinical studyPolicyPosttraumatic stress disorderSchoolScoring systemSex differenceSymptomUnaccompanied adolescent seeking asylumAdolescentAdolescent BehaviorAffective SymptomsFemaleHumansMaleMental DisordersNetherlandsPersonal AutonomyPersonality InventoryPublic PolicyQuestionnairesRefugeesSocial IsolationStress Disorders, Post-Traumatic To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:09200bbf-1397-4f61-afb8-ddea09105295 DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nmd.0000185870.55678.82 TNO identifier 238781 ISSN 0022-3018 Source Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193 (11), 759-761 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.