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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156396
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Mental Health Evaluation of Foreign Workers in Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract:
The Mental Health Evaluation of Foreign Workers in Taipei, Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chen, Chia-Chi, RN, MS, LCCE
P.I. Institution Name:Beitou Armed Forces Hospital;NDMC;NTCN
Title:MSN, RN, Instructor
Co-Authors:Jia-Fu Lee,
Foreign workers are currently one of the most important sociocultural and political phenomena. As a rule, foreign workers are in good health, although the immigration is by itself a mental health risk factor. Depression is important and common consequence of adaptation processes especially in immigration group. The purpose of mental health evaluation is to understand the mental health of foreign workers in Taipei. We use the Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5) and Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ) for two-step evaluation. The client were recruited to complete the TDQ if the BSRS score greater than 5. This study was conducted from Jan 2005 to Dec 2005. The totally 219 clients were interviewed by psychiatrist. These 219 clients consisted of 203(92.7%)women and 16(7.3%) men. The result showed average total score of TDQ is 13.32±7.53. The top three higher mean scores of TDQ were 1.I had trouble in sleeping (1.76±1.06) 2.I felt uneasy, uncomfortable (1.33±0.95) 3.I felt tired and weak (1.26±0.98). The TDQ is a culturally relevant questionnaire, which is adaptable for screening depressive people in the local communities. Implications for the health care services and possible strategies to improve the mental health of foreign workers are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Mental Health Evaluation of Foreign Workers in Taipei, Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156396-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Mental Health Evaluation of Foreign Workers in Taipei, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Chia-Chi, RN, MS, LCCE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Beitou Armed Forces Hospital;NDMC;NTCN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">MSN, RN, Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chi11632@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jia-Fu Lee,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Foreign workers are currently one of the most important sociocultural and political phenomena. As a rule, foreign workers are in good health, although the immigration is by itself a mental health risk factor. Depression is important and common consequence of adaptation processes especially in immigration group. The purpose of mental health evaluation is to understand the mental health of foreign workers in Taipei. We use the Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5) and Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ) for two-step evaluation. The client were recruited to complete the TDQ if the BSRS score greater than 5. This study was conducted from Jan 2005 to Dec 2005. The totally 219 clients were interviewed by psychiatrist. These 219 clients consisted of 203(92.7%)women and 16(7.3%) men. The result showed average total score of TDQ is 13.32&plusmn;7.53. The top three higher mean scores of TDQ were 1.I had trouble in sleeping (1.76&plusmn;1.06) 2.I felt uneasy, uncomfortable (1.33&plusmn;0.95) 3.I felt tired and weak (1.26&plusmn;0.98). The TDQ is a culturally relevant questionnaire, which is adaptable for screening depressive people in the local communities. Implications for the health care services and possible strategies to improve the mental health of foreign workers are discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:44:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:44:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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