Developing a mental health programme for refugees based on participatory Action Research: An experience from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carmen L. A. de Santana and
Francisco Lotufo Neto
International Journal of Action Research, 2015, vol. 11, issue 3, 265-288
The study aimed at developing a mental health programme for/with refugees based on an understanding of the refugees’ perceptions about their experiences and psychodynamic aspects.. Data were collected through the combination of techniques as participatory observation, focal groups and deep interviews. A total of 24 focus groups and 12 in-depth interviews were conducted. Data analysis was based on a theoretical model of social representation combined with a psychodynamic perspective. Based on the results, a mental health programme was developed. The results demonstrated the importance of culture and social participation in health care.
Keywords: refugees; participatory action research; qualitative research; immigrants; mental health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 I10 I18 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rai:ijares:ijar-2015-03-santana
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Rainer Hampp Verlag, Journals, Vorderer Lech 35, 86150 Augsburg, Germany. A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available at
Access Statistics for this article
International Journal of Action Research is currently edited by Werner Fricke, Richard Ennals, Oyvind Palshaugen, Sabine Pfeiffer and Danilo Streck, editor-in chief
More articles in International Journal of Action Research from Rainer Hampp Verlag
Series data maintained by Rainer Hampp ().