Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nursing RN/BSN Akron
Dr. Christine Heifner Graor
Dr. Annette Mitzel
Problem: The number of refugee and displaced people in the United States (US) increases annually. Because of trauma in countries of origin, they may have mental health problems and disrupted adjustments during resettlement, resulting in problems with refugee adolescents and their quality of life, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and overall well-being.
Purpose: To describe and appraise evidence about the effects of psychosocial interventions in refugee adolescents resettled in the US.
Methods: Studies from US, Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK) were identified in four databases. Inclusion criteria included: primary studies, children and/or adolescents, psychosocial health interventions, and refugees.
Review of the Literature: Regardless of displaced country, collective-based interventions positively affect mental health, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and quality of life in displaced children and adolescents.
Importance to nursing: Nurses care for individuals with impaired health conditions and they promote health and quality of life. Thus psychosocial interventions adapted to this specific population are imperative for nurses to provide effective care.
Herr, Lauren and Kurtz, Halle, "A Systematic Review: Effects of Psychosocial Interventions on Outcomes in Refugee Adolescents Resettled in the US, Canada, and the UK" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 302.