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Global Mental Health

Qualitative Studies

A qualitative study of mental health and psychosocial problems among IDP and veteran families in east Ukraine (2016)

Qualitative study of mental health needs of adults who experienced torture and violence displaced from Burma into Thailand (2011)

Lee, Catherine, et al. Qualitative assessment of displaced persons in Mae Sot, Thailand affected by torture and related violence in Burma. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2011, pp. 1–28.

Qualitative study of the impact of caregiver mental health on child wellness among HIV affected families in Uganda (2015)

Qualitative study identifying priority mental health problems and needs of Somali children living in refugee camps in Ethiopia (2010-2013)

Identifying priority mental health needs of Karenni children living in Thai refugee camp (2010-2013)

Counselor and Participant Perspectives of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia: A Qualitative Study (2011)

Murray LK, Skavenski S., Michalopoulos L, Bolton P, Bass J, Cohen J. Counselor and participant perspectives of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology – Qualitative Issue. 2014; 0 (0) 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2013.859079. PMCID: PMC4087094.

Qualitative investigation of the experiences and needs of pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2008-2011)

Bisol C, Vazzano A, Bass J. (2012) Vivencias de Gestantes E Maes (translation: Experiences of Pregnant Women and Mothers). A book about coping and living with HIV for pregnant women and new mothers in Brazil (in Portuguese).

Mental health needs of Georgian street kids (2006-2008)

Murray L, Singh NS, Surkan P, Semrau K, Bass J, Bolton PA. (2012) A qualitative study of Georgian youth who are on the street or institutionalized. International Journal of Pediatrics. Epub 2012 Nov 22.
Bolton P, Murray L, Kippen S, Bass J. (2007) Assessment of urban street children and children living in government institutions in Georgia: development and testing of a locally-adapted psychosocial assessment instrument. USAID Development Clearinghouse:

Identifying mental health needs of adults affected by torture and trauma in Kurdistan, Iraq (2009)

Bolton PA, Michalopoulos L, Ahmed AMA, Murray LK, & Bass J. The mental health and psychosocial problems of survivors of torture and genocide in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq: A brief qualitative study. Torture. 2013; 23(1). 1-14. PMID: 23831815.

Qualitative needs assessment to identify the needs of adolescent Iraqi refugees and their families in Amman, Jordan (2009)

Qualitative needs assessment to examine the mental health needs of trafficked and exploited girls who had been rescued and were living in transition shelters in and around Phnom Penh., Cambodia (2007)

Bolton, P., Nadelman, S., & Wallace, T. (2008). Qualitative Assessment of Trafficked Girls in Cambodia (pp. 1-21, Rep.). Boston, MA: Boston University.

Barriers to HIV treatment acceptance and adherence among Zambian Women (2007)

Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea D, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. (2009) Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in urban Zambian Women: A qualitative study. AIDS Care. 21(1):78-86.

Qualitative study of psychosocial problems of torture and trauma affected adults in Jakarta, Indonesia (2006)

Bass J, Bobo M, Poudyal B, Suplido M, Bolton P. ‘Qualitative Assessment of Violence Affected Populations in Jakarta, Indonesia.’ Report to USAID, Baltimore MD, January 2007.

Qualitative assessment of the problems affecting Haitian adults resulting from exposure to torture and organized violence (2006)

Bolton, P., Surkan, P. J., Gray, A. E., & Desmousseaux, M. (2012). The mental health and psychosocial effects of organized violence: A qualitative study in northern Haiti. Transcultural psychiatry, 49(3-4), 590-612.

Identifying mental health needs of violence affected populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico to inform the selection of mental health intervention models (2006)

Betancourt, T., Gray, A., & Bolton, P. (2006). Qualitative Assessment of Trauma Affected Populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico (pp. 1-14, Rep.). Mexico: Centro de Estudios Fronterizos y de Promoción de Derechos Humanos (Center for Border Studies and the Promotion of Human Rights).

Qualitative study of psychosocial problems of adults exposed to violence in conflict-afflicted regions of Aceh, Indonesia (2006)

Poudyal, B., Bass, J., Subyantoro, T., Jonathan, A., Erni, T., & Bolton, P. (2009). Assessment of the psychosocial and mental health needs, dysfunction and coping mechanisms of violence affected populations in Bireuen Aceh. A qualitative study. Torture, 19(3), 218-226.

Identifying mental health needs of children and adolescents displaced by war in Northern Uganda (2005)

Betancourt, T. S., Speelman, L., Onyango, G., & Bolton, P. (2009). A qualitative study of mental health problems among children displaced by war in northern Uganda. Transcultural psychiatry, 46(2), 238-256.

A qualitative study examining the problems of HIV infected mothers and their children in Lusaka, Zambia (2005)

Murray, L. K., Haworth, A., Semrau, K., Singh, M., Aldrovandi, G. M., Sinkala, M., ... Bolton, P. A. (2006). Violence and abuse among HIV-infected women and their children in Zambia: A qualitative study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(8), 610-615. DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000230662.01953.bc.

Study of mental health problems among Perinatal women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (2005)

Bass, J. K., Ryder, R. W., Lammers, M. C., Mukaba, T. N., & Bolton, P. A. (2008). Post‐partum depression in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: Validation of a concept using a mixed‐methods cross‐cultural approach. Tropical medicine & international health, 13(12), 1534-1542.

Qualitative assessment of the mental health effects of the HIV epidemic in Uganda (2000)

Wilk, C.M., Bolton P. (2002) Local perceptions of the mental health effects of the Uganda acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder; 190(6):384-7.