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Table 4 Comparison of psychosocial stressors by visa status

From: Measuring the health impact of human rights violations related to Australian asylum policies and practices: a mixed methods study

  TPV refugees
(n = 70)
PHV refugees
(n = 60)
p-value
Medical Outcomes Study Social Support (MOS-SS) score [0–100 scale] (median) 28.1 45.3 0.01
Perceived constraints (PC) score [1–7 scale] mean, (SD) 4.6 (1.3) 4.0 (1.2) 0.003
STAXI score    
   State-Anger score [10–40 scale] (median) 18.5 11.5 ≤ 0.001
   Trait-Anger score [10–40 scale] mean, (SD) 21.8 (7.1) 20.7 (5.2) 0.3
   STAXI State/Trait Anger Ratio (geometric mean)* 0.90 0.64 ≤ 0.001
  1. * Original STAXI State/Trait Anger Ratio scale was analyzed in logarithmic scale