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Table 5 Number of medicine – related publications for selected refugee ethnicities

From: Bibliometric analysis of medicine – related publications on refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people: 2000 – 2015

Ethnic group Number of publications Top cited article Reference
Somalia 161 Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Trained Lay Counselors in an African Refugee Settlement: A Randomized Controlled Trial [71]
Iraq 130 Impact of a long asylum procedure on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Iraqi asylum seekers in The Netherlands [72]
Afghanistan 126 Physical and mental health of Afghan, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers and refugees living in the Netherlands [74]
Bosnia- Herzegovina/Kosovo 110 Longitudinal study of psychiatric symptoms, disability, mortality, and emigration among Bosnian refugees [59]
Sudan 94 A comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an African refugee settlement [57]
Syria 90 Resilience and vulnerability among refugee children of traumatized and non-traumatized parents [75]
Burma/Mynamar/ (Karenni) 88 Karenni refugees living in Thai-Burmese border camps: Traumatic experiences, mental health outcomes, and social functioning [76]
Pakistan 58 Mental health of displaced and refugee children resettled in low-income and middle-income countries: Risk and protective factors [77]
Palestine 57 Comorbidity of PTSD and depression among refugee children during war conflict [73]
Lebanon 57 Mental health and health-related quality of life: A 10-year follow-up of tortured refugees [78]
Congo 56 Prevalence of HIV infection in conflict-affected and displaced people in seven sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review [79]
Ethiopi (Oromo) 54 Somali and Oromo Refugees: Correlates of Torture and Trauma History [80]
Bhutan 51 Psychiatric disorders among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal [81]
Vietnam 49 Long-term effect of psychological trauma on the mental health of Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia: A population-based study [61]
China/Tibet 43 Western conceptualizations and eastern experience: A cross-cultural study of traumatic stress reactions among Tibetan refugees in India [82]
Eritrea 30 Mental health of displaced and refugee children resettled in low-income and middle-income countries: Risk and protective factors [77]
Burundi 20 Prevalence of HIV infection in conflict-affected and displaced people in seven sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review [79]
Sierra Leon 17 Prevalence of HIV infection in conflict-affected and displaced people in seven sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review [79]
Rwanda 14 Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Trained Lay Counselors in an African Refugee Settlement: A Randomized Controlled Trial [71]
  1. Results for each ethnic group was obtained using the following search query within the 2530 retrieved articles: TITLE(“Refugee” OR “asylum seeker” OR “displaced people”) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY(Ethnic group) AND PUBYEAR > 1999 AND PUBYEAR < 2016 AND (LIMIT-TO(SUBJAREA,“MEDI”)) AND (LIMIT-TO(SRCTYPE,“j”)) AND (EXCLUDE(DOCTYPE,“er”))