A study of torture, trauma and PTSD among immigrant patients of non-Western origin in general practice

The overall purpose of the study was to provide evidence regarding the occurrence of torture, trauma and PTSD among immigrant patients in general practice born in non-Western countries, and to identify how often GPs ask for these issues.  The project showed that there was a relatively high incidence of torture, trauma and PTSD among the study population and that part of the study population is not detected in general practice.

The project was carried out in collaboration between MESU and Amnesty International's Medical Group and DIGNITY. Marie Nørredam was project manager from MESU and the study was conducted by project coordinator and research co-worker Liv Stubbe Østergaard. Janne Sørensen were part of the project's steering committee.

The project was funded by Amnesty International medical team.

1/6 2017- 31/3 2019