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dc.contributor.authorJailobaeva, Kanykeyen
dc.contributor.authorHorn, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorArakelyan, Stellaen
dc.contributor.authorDiaconu, Karinen
dc.contributor.authorKamara, Ajaratuen
dc.contributor.authorAger, Alastairen
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-20T08:48:19Z
dc.date.available2022-04-20T08:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-19
dc.identifierhttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/20.500.12289/12126/12126.pdf
dc.identifier.citationJailobaeva, K., Horn, R., Arakelyan, S., Diaconu, K., Kamara, A. and Ager, A. (2022) ‘Social determinants of psychological distress in Sierra Leone’, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (In Press).en
dc.identifier.issn1433-9285en
dc.identifier.issn0933-7954
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-022-02278-y
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/12126
dc.descriptionKanykey Jailobaeva - ORCID: 0000-0002-1316-8449 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1316-8449en
dc.descriptionStella Arakelyan – ORCID: 0000-0003-0326-707X https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-707X
dc.descriptionKarin Diaconu – ORCID: 0000-0002-5810-9725 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5810-9725
dc.descriptionAlastair Ager – ORCID: 0000-0002-9474-3563 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9474-3563
dc.description.abstractPurpose Growing evidence demonstrates that daily stressors such as family violence, unemployment, and living conditions play an important part in causing psychological distress. This paper investigates the impact of distressing events and day-to-day living conditions on psychological distress in the fragile context of Sierra Leone.en
dc.description.abstractMethods A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 904 adults (454 men, 450 women) in 5 districts of Sierra Leone. The survey questionnaire comprised the Sierra Leone Psychological Distress scale and measures of demographic variables and personal characteristics, current life circumstances and potentially distressing events.
dc.description.abstractResults Multiple regression results identifed three factors to be the greatest contributors to psychological distress: family confict (β=0.185, p<0.001) and inability to aford basic needs (β=0.175, p<0.001). Gender diferences were evident: factors predicting men’s psychological distress included severe sickness or injury (β=0.203, p<0.001) and being unable to aford basic needs (β=0.190, p<0.001); for women, predicting factors were family confict (β=0.212, p<0.001), perceived poor health (β=0.192, p<0.001) and inability to aford basic needs (β=0.190, p<0.001).
dc.description.abstractConclusion Initiatives to promote good mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Sierra Leone should focus on enhancing income-generating and employment opportunities, promoting access to education, and strengthening family relationships.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research programme 16/136/100. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-022-02278-yen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSocial Determinantsen
dc.subjectPsychological Distressen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectSierra Leoneen
dc.subjectFragile Settingen
dc.titleSocial determinants of psychological distress in Sierra Leoneen
dc.typeArticleen
dcterms.accessRightspublic
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-03-31
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2022-04-19
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qmu.authorJailobaeva, Kanykeyen
qmu.authorHorn, Rebeccaen
qmu.authorArakelyan, Stellaen
qmu.authorDiaconu, Karinen
qmu.authorKamara, Ajaratuen
qmu.authorAger, Alastairen
qmu.centreInstitute for Global Health and Developmenten
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