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Table 2 Publications describing studies included in this review (n = 20)

From: A systematic review of studies with a representative sample of refugees and asylum seekers living in the community for participation in mental health research

Author(s) Country Study design & focus Sample frame: Type of ‘hidden’ population residing in the community N and response rates
Fenta et al. 2006 [32] Canada Cross-sectional, mental health Ethiopian immigrants/refugees n = 340, response rate 85%.
Silove et al. 2007 [39] Australia Cross-sectional, mental health Vietnamese refugees who have been in Australia for 10+ years n = 1,161, response rate 82%
De Maio et al. 2014 [30] G Australia Longitudinal, mental health Refugees granted residency within previous 3–6 months n= 2,400, response rate approximately 60%
McAuliffe 2013 [37] G-Report Australia Cross-sectional, health (or applicable to health) Irregular maritime arrivals to Australia issued with a protection visa within specified timeframe n= 1,008, response rate 47%
Commissariat for Refugees 2008 [29] G-Report Serbia Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees, predominantly from former Yugoslavia and Croatia n= 3,684, response rate not reported
Citizenship and Immigration Canada 2011 [28] G-Report Canada Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees (Afghan 22%) n= 501, response rate 41%.
Cochran et al. 2013G/Ao (2016) [23]* USA Cross-sectional, mental health Bhutanese refugees n = 579, response rate 73%
Maximova & Krahn 2010 [36] G Canada Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees (63% Yugoslavian) n = 525, overall response rate (in parent study) 95%
Gerritsen et al. 2006 [33] The Netherlands Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees & Asylum seekers n = 178, response rate (for refugees) 59%
Spring et al. 2003 [40] USA Multiphase epidemiologic study, torture prevalence Somalian and Oromo refugees n = 1,165, response rate 97.1%.
Bhui et al. 2006 [24] UK Mix-method, mental health Somalian refugees n = 143, response rates 76%–83%
Bilsborrow et al. 2011 [25] USA Cross-sectional, wellbeing Colombian migrants (including asylum seekers) in Ecuador n = 234 households, response rate 76%
Blight et al. 2006 [26] Sweden Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina n = 413, response rate 63.5%.
Heeren et al. 2012 [34] Switzerland Cross-sectional, mental health Asylum seekers who arrived less than 2 years ago in Zurich n = 126, response rate 68.3%
Khavarpour & Rissel 1997 [35] Australia Cross-sectional, mental health Iranian migrants and refugees n = 413, response rate 99% (phone) n = 161 (follow-on postal survey)
Qiu et al. 2012 [38] China Cross-sectional, investigating sampling & applicable to health research Migrants in China n = 1,270, response rate not reported
Vial et al. 2014 [18] USA Cross-sectional, health Men who have sex with men n = 3,640, response rate not reported
Wylie & Jolly 2013 [19] Canada Cross-sectional, health & investigating sampling Men who have sex with men and sex workers n = 578, response rate not reported
Bogic et al. 2012 [27] G Germany Cross-sectional, mental health Refugees from former Yugoslavia n = 854, response rate 52.9%
Dunlavy 2001 [31] G-Thesis Sweden Cross-sectional, mental health African refugees and immigrants n = 420, response rate not reported
  1. The studies are listed based on the ranking for a representative sample: high at the top and medium at the bottom (for the specific assigned ranks, see Table 3). This table includes 17 studies focusing on refugees and asylum seekers and 3 studies focusing on another hidden group. Non-peer-reviewed publications are emphasize in bold in table. *Note that Cochran et al. [41] is a non-peer reviewed article that was identified during the grey literature search, which lead to the peer-reviewed publication by Ao et al. [23] which describes the same study
  2. G Identified in grey literature search. G-Report Government reports identified in grey literature search. G-Thesis Dissertations identified in grey literature search