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dc.contributor.authorMiyasaka, Lincoln Sakiara [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorOtsuka, K.
dc.contributor.authorTsuji, K.
dc.contributor.authorAtallah, Álvaro Nagib [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorKunihiro, J.
dc.contributor.authorNakamura, Y.
dc.contributor.authorKato, S.
dc.contributor.authorAbe, Y.
dc.contributor.authorKamada, Y.
dc.identifier.citationPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Carlton: Blackwell Publishing Asia, v. 56, n. 1, p. 55-64, 2002.
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to assess the mental health status of Japanese-Brazilians living in Kiyoharadai, Japan and compare the findings with the Japanese-Brazilians living in Bauru, Brazil. A comparative community-based mental health survey was conducted from November 1997 to April 1999 on a randomly selected sample of Brazilians of Japanese descent living in Bauru, Brazil (n=213) and on the entire Brazilian community of Kiyoharadai, Utsunomiya, Japan (n=158), using the self-reporting questionnaire (SRQ-20). Analysis was done by chi(2) Fisher and multiple logistic regression. Scores indicating probable cases of minor psychiatric disorders, were found in 3.2% of the community in Bauru city and 17.8% (OR=7.01) of the community in Kiyoharadai. the sociodemographic data indicated that those with high SRQ-20 scores were most likely to be female (OR=2.98), smokers (OR=2.76). and those whose former occupation was student when living in Brazil (OR=9.57). the mental health status of the Japanese-Brazilians living in Kiyoharadai, Japan is significantly worse than that of the community living in Bauru, Brazil, particularly among women, smokers and those who were students when living in Brazil. Further research concerning the mental health of this community is necessary and assistance provided.en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia
dc.relation.ispartofPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
dc.rightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.titleMental health of two communities of Japanese-Brazilians: A comparative study in Japan and in Brazilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionJichi Med Sch
dc.contributor.institutionMunicipal Emergency Clin Bauru
dc.contributor.institutionJuntendo Univ
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazilian Cochrane Ctr, Dept Emergency Med, BR-04039001 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationJichi Med Sch, Dept Psychiat, Minamimaki, Tochigi, Japan
dc.description.affiliationJichi Med Sch, Dept Hlth Sci, Minamimaki, Tochigi, Japan
dc.description.affiliationMunicipal Emergency Clin Bauru, Bauru, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationJuntendo Univ, Sch Hlth & Sports Sci, Chiba, Japan
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazilian Cochrane Ctr, Dept Emergency Med, BR-04039001 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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