Replication and extension of a risk profile for Amerasian youth

John A. Webb, Robert S. McKelvey, Roddy Strobel

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The relationship between number of risk factors and symptoms of anxiety and depression was examined in a cohort of Vietnamese Amerasians, replicating a study done with a previous cohort. One hundred forty seven subjects awaiting U.S. placement completed the Hopkins Symptom Checklist, the Vietnamese Depression Scale, and a questionnaire which included items found to be risk factors for psychological distress among Amerasians. Number of risk factors was linearly related to symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Results are consistent with previous findings of the relationship between risk factors and symptoms of psychological distress. The profile may be helpful in anticipating which refugees may be at risk for future psychological distress, and thus be useful in preventively allocating scarce treatment resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-654
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Psychological distress
  • Refugees
  • Risk factors
  • Vietnamese Amerasians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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