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Table 2 Clinical characteristics and help-seeking sources

From: The mental health and help-seeking behaviour of resettled Afghan refugees in Australia

Clinical characteristics N %
Probable PTSD (IES-Ra) 60 44.1
Probable depression (depression subscale of HSCL-25) 22 14.7
Exposure to traumatic events (AWES; M and SD of PTEs) 12.9 3.3
Level of disability (WHO –DAS II)
 No disability 28 18.7
 Mild disability 19 12.7
 Moderate disability 33 22
 Severe disability 70 46.7
Self-recognition of mental health problem
 No 62 41.3
 Yes 88 58.7
Sources of helpb
 General Practitioner 80 53.3
 Psychologist 58 38.6
 Psychiatrist 50 33.3
 Family member 14 9.3
Community mental health service 14 9.3
STTARSc 7 4.6
Close male friend 6 4
Close female friend 3 2
Religious leader 3 2
Telephone counselling line 2 1.3
Afghan social group 1 .6
  1. a n = 136
  2. bTotal percentage is greater than 100% due to the fact that participants were able to select more than one source of help
  3. cSurvivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service, South Australia