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Associations of mental distress with residency in conflict zones, ethnic minority status, and potentially modifiable social factors following conflict in Sri Lanka: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Jayasuriya, Dinuk; Jayasuriya, Rohan; Kay, Alvin K; Silove, Derrick


Background The subject of post-confl ict mental health lacks studies that are nationally representative or large enough to allow robust examination of levels of distress according to residency in geographical zones of confl ict and ethnic minority status. We undertook a nationwide study in Sri Lanka to address these issues. Methods We used tablet devices to survey 20 632 people across 18 of 25 districts in Sri Lanka, of which nine were purposefully selected and nine randomly selected...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00437-X


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