Table 4

Comparison of psychosocial stressors by visa status

TPV refugees

(n = 70)

PHV refugees

(n = 60)

p-value


Medical Outcomes Study Social Support (MOS-SS) score [0–100 scale] (median)

28.1

45.3

0.01

Perceived constraints (PC) score [1–7 scale] mean, (SD)

4.6 (1.3)

4.0 (1.2)

0.003

STAXI score

State-Anger score [10–40 scale] (median)

18.5

11.5

≤ 0.001

Trait-Anger score [10–40 scale] mean, (SD)

21.8 (7.1)

20.7 (5.2)

0.3

STAXI State/Trait Anger Ratio (geometric mean)*

0.90

0.64

≤ 0.001


* Original STAXI State/Trait Anger Ratio scale was analyzed in logarithmic scale

Johnston et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-1

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