Affiliation: Boston University
- Impact of the Boston Marathon Bombing and Its Aftermath on Refugees and Survivors of TortureLinda Piwowarczyk
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany Street, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 18:764-70. 2016..The following themes emerged: triggering and trauma related symptoms, content specific cognitive schemas, recognition of the universality of violence, fears of discrimination, issues surrounding safety, and specific concerns of Muslims. ..
- Seeking Asylum: Challenges Faced by the LGB CommunityLinda Piwowarczyk
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
J Immigr Minor Health . 2016..Providers need to be attuned to the potential traumatic histories of those fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation, and the medical, social, psychological, and legal implications...
- Pilot evaluation of a health promotion program for African immigrant and refugee women: the UJAMBO ProgramLinda Piwowarczyk
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston University School of Medicine, 771 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 15:219-23. 2013..The current study is an evaluation of the UJAMBO program addressing the impact on participants'knowledge of these health services and their intentions to use these services...
- Asylum seekers seeking mental health services in the United States: clinical and legal implicationsLinda Piwowarczyk
Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:715-22. 2007..03], rape (OR = 4.23, p = 0.035), and political persecution (OR = 9.28, p = 0.006). Most common self-reported health problems were headaches (29.9%), sexual dysfunction (26.1%), chronic pain (12.7%), and gastrointestinal symptoms (11.2%)...
- Impact of September 11 on refugees and those seeking asylumLinda A Piwowarczyk
Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Transcult Psychiatry 44:566-80. 2007..In the wake of September 11, most common coping strategies utilized included prayer (77.8%), speaking with friends from their own social group (47.6%), family (44.4%), and belief in fate (42.9%)...
- Congolese and Somali beliefs about mental health servicesLinda Piwowarczyk
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts Somali Development Center, Boston, MA and Congolese Women s Association of New England, Lynn, MA
J Nerv Ment Dis 202:209-16. 2014..Great emphasis was placed on their respective communities of faith. The actual role of mental health professionals was not well understood, and there was apparent hesitancy to use services, which also relates to issues of stigma. ..
- Treating survivors of torture and refugee trauma: a preliminary case series using qigong and t'ai chiMichael A Grodin
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Altern Complement Med 14:801-6. 2008..This paper seeks to explore the potential value of qigong and t'ai chi practice as a therapeutic intervention to aid in the treatment of survivors of torture and refugee trauma...
- Prevalence of torture survivors among foreign-born patients presenting to an urban ambulatory care practiceSondra S Crosby
Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02128, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:764-8. 2006..The prevalence of torture among foreign-born patients presenting to urban medical clinics is not well documented...
- Characteristics and utilization of primary care services in a torture rehabilitation centerAlejandro Moreno
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 8:163-71. 2006..017; 95% CI:0.05-0.54). Patients had a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than that reported in other studies and often declined diagnostic and therapeutic interventions...