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Table 4 Post-migration life difficulties experienced by patients with mental health conditions, Ragusa (October 2014 December 2015)

From: Mental health and trauma in asylum seekers landing in Sicily in 2015: a descriptive study of neglected invisible wounds

Post-migration life difficulties N = 193 (%)a
Difficulties with the asylum process:
 Fear of being sent home 35 (18)
 Distress related to denial of asylum claim 27 (14)
 Asylum commission took a long time 17 (9)
 Power abuse/intimidation 6 (3)
 Conflict with immigration authorities 4 (2)
Difficulties related to the AS centre:
 Lack of daily activities 51 (26)
 Conflict with team of centre 29 (15)
Concerns about family:
 Worries about family back home 39 (20)
 News of death of family and friends 7 (4)
Subjective stressors:
 Loneliness and boredom 35 (18)
 Feeling neglected 33 (17)
 Adjustment difficulties 31 (16)
 Feeling you cannot control events in your life 27 (14)
 Feeling that injustice is done to you 26 (13)
  1. athese proportions do not add up to 100% as multiple PMLDs were possible for an individual