We aimed at assessing the health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) of refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Greece. The SF-36 Health Survey was used to assess participants’ HRQoL. Participants were contacted in person. Correlation and dependence tests were employed to examine the association of participants’ demographic, residence-related and medical-related characteristics with the two SF-36 component (physical-PCS/mental-MCS) scales. Regressions were conducted to investigate the effect of these characteristics on component scales.
Refugees and asylum seekers (n = 161) living in urban apartments and camps in Northern Greece participated in the study reporting poor HRQoL (PCS = 43.9, MCS = 39.5). Age, gender, duration of stay, benefits offered by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), type of accommodation, suffering from a serious health problem and receipt of medication were associated with HRQoL. This study constitutes the first research assessing HRQoL of refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Greece.
Link to full article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-021-01199-3
Beza, S., Mavrodi, A.G., Kyratso, G. et al. Health-Related Quality of Life Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Northern Greece. J Immigrant Minority Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-021-01199-3