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Conducting a Multilingual Study Researching Traumatised Refugees Utilizing a Patient-Reported Outcome System

  • Approximately 300,000 asylum-seeking children arrived in Europe in 2015. The chance of experiencing a traumatic event is very high for fleeing children. Since the origin of the refugees is widespread, the languages spoken are diverse. Multilingual electronic patient-reported outcome systems (ePROs) can be used to gather medical data in a foreign language and display the results in the health professionals' language, which helps overcoming the language barrier. Utilizing such a system, a two-phase study aiming to screen refugee minors for potential mental health issues has started. Potential eligible participants are examined using questionnaires with good psychometric properties and cross-cultural applicability. To date, 75 minors and 21 of their relatives participated in the study, being German and Arabic the most desired languages for the electronic survey. Developing a system that provides multilingual questionnaires entails several drawbacks like a cumbersome translation process and dealing with writing directions. The proposed translation process and the ePRO can be re-used in similar studies.

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Author:Michael Storck, Gundula Christians, Birgit Möller, Martin Dugas, Iñaki Soto-Rey
Parent Title (English):Studies in health technology and informatics
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2018
Year of first Publication:2018
Release Date:2020/10/16
GND Keyword:Child; Electronic Health Records; Europe; Humans; Language; Multilingualism; Patient Reported Outcome Measures; Refugees/psychology
First Page:109
Last Page:113
Faculties:Sozialwesen (SW)
Publication list:Möller-Kallista, Birgit
Licence (German):License LogoBibliographische Daten