Immigrant children in Turkey a descriptive study: Determining the depression levels of children who have been exposed to forced migration
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CitationÖztürk, C., & Keskin, S. G. (2021). Immigrant children in Turkey a descriptive study: Determining the depression levels of children who have been exposed to forced migratıon. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the level of depression in children aged 6–17 years who had been subject to forced migration. Design and Method: This study was a descriptive design. The sample included comprised 200 children aged 6–17 years who had experienced forced migration. Findings: About 69.5% of the children who participated in the research migrated from Syria due to war. Participants’ mean Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) score was 13.65 ± 8.58; a CDI score of 19 and higher is considered to indicate depression. Conclusion: It was found that the depression levels of the migrant children were low. Practice Implications: Psychiatric nurses should understand risk factors for depression when providing care to immigrant children.