The mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepal

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622926
Title:
The mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepal
Authors:
Rimal, Retina ( 0000-0002-7172-5530 ) ; Papadopoulos, Chris
Abstract:
Background: Despite further recent research into the consequences associated with human sex trafficking, scant evidence associated with the mental health outcomes among victims of sex trafficking remains, including within Nepal where trafficking continues to be a growing problem. Aim: To investigate the prevalence and explanatory factors of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among female survivors being housed and supported by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nepal. Methods: A total of 66 female sex trafficking survivors being housed by two NGOs were purposively sampled. Anxiety and depression symptomatology were measured using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist–25 instrument and PTSD symptomatology was measured using the PTSD Checklist–Civilian Version. Results: In all, 87%, 85.5% and 29.7% of the sample scored above anxiety, depression and PTSD thresholds, respectively. HIV-positive status and length of workday during trafficking period significantly associated with at least one outcome measure. Conclusion: The results contribute further evidence of how damaging sex trafficking can be to victims, particularly in terms of being at risk of clinical depression and/or anxiety. Continued efforts to prevent trafficking from occurring as well as effective, timely intervention for survivors are needed.
Citation:
Rimal R, Papadopoulos C (2016) 'The mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepal', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62 (5), pp.487-495.
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue Date:
3-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622926
DOI:
10.1177/0020764016651457
PubMed ID:
27261469
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764016651457
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0020-7640
Appears in Collections:
Health

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dc.contributor.authorRimal, Retinaen
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T10:22:15Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-23T10:22:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-03-
dc.identifier.citationRimal R, Papadopoulos C (2016) 'The mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepal', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62 (5), pp.487-495.en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7640-
dc.identifier.pmid27261469-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764016651457-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622926-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Despite further recent research into the consequences associated with human sex trafficking, scant evidence associated with the mental health outcomes among victims of sex trafficking remains, including within Nepal where trafficking continues to be a growing problem. Aim: To investigate the prevalence and explanatory factors of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among female survivors being housed and supported by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nepal. Methods: A total of 66 female sex trafficking survivors being housed by two NGOs were purposively sampled. Anxiety and depression symptomatology were measured using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist–25 instrument and PTSD symptomatology was measured using the PTSD Checklist–Civilian Version. Results: In all, 87%, 85.5% and 29.7% of the sample scored above anxiety, depression and PTSD thresholds, respectively. HIV-positive status and length of workday during trafficking period significantly associated with at least one outcome measure. Conclusion: The results contribute further evidence of how damaging sex trafficking can be to victims, particularly in terms of being at risk of clinical depression and/or anxiety. Continued efforts to prevent trafficking from occurring as well as effective, timely intervention for survivors are needed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764016651457en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectsex traffickingen
dc.subjecttraffickingen
dc.subjectsurvivoren
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.subjectC841 Health Psychologyen
dc.titleThe mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepalen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen
dc.date.updated2018-10-23T09:28:42Z-
dc.description.noteHi, do you have a copy of the post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) for this article? Info on what the publisher will permit is at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0020-7640/. Regards, Rachel Oldridge 4/4/18 resubmitted still with published version so passing metadata only.-

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