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Frederiksen, NW, Christoffersen, NM, Haugaard, AK, Ahmadi, A, Poulsen, A, Norredam, M & Kruse, A 2021, 'Health screening among children newly granted asylum in Denmark', Acta paediatrica, vol. 110, no. 8, pp. 2389-2395. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15879

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Frederiksen, N. W., Christoffersen, N. M., Haugaard, A. K., Ahmadi, A., Poulsen, A., Norredam, M., & Kruse, A. (2021). Health screening among children newly granted asylum in Denmark. Acta paediatrica, 110(8), 2389-2395. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15879

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Frederiksen, N W ; Christoffersen, N M ; Haugaard, A K ; Ahmadi, A ; Poulsen, A ; Norredam, M ; Kruse, A. / Health screening among children newly granted asylum in Denmark. In: Acta paediatrica. 2021 ; Vol. 110, No. 8. pp. 2389-2395.

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title = "Health screening among children newly granted asylum in Denmark",
abstract = "AIM: To describe the findings and recommendations of the general health assessment (GHA) of newly resettled refugee children in Denmark.METHODS: This cross-sectional study included children (aged <18 years) undergoing GHA from 2017 to 2019 at a university hospital Section of Immigrant Medicine. GHA was offered to all refugees newly resettled in the Municipality of Copenhagen. It comprised of a structured questionnaire, clinical examination, blood test and recommendations.RESULTS: In the study period, 107 children were eligible, 100 children had a GHA performed and of whom all were included in the study. Trauma was reported in 61% (n = 61/100) of children. The median duration of the asylum-seeking process was 18 months (IQR: 8-24), and the highest number of relocations was nine. Latent tuberculosis (n = 2/100 [2%]) was the only infectious disease diagnosed. Specific recommendations for follow-up were frequent and included referral to specialist departments (n = 26/100 [26%]), suggestions for family doctor (n = 96/100 [96%]) and for municipality (n = 62/100 [62%]).CONCLUSION: Self-reported trauma was frequent among 100 newly resettled refugee children. For most children, the asylum process was protracted and included several relocations. Specific follow-up recommendations were given to the vast majority. GHA may contribute to improving health, which could possibly support integration for the child and family.",
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AU - Haugaard, A K

AU - Ahmadi, A

AU - Poulsen, A

AU - Norredam, M

AU - Kruse, A

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N2 - AIM: To describe the findings and recommendations of the general health assessment (GHA) of newly resettled refugee children in Denmark.METHODS: This cross-sectional study included children (aged <18 years) undergoing GHA from 2017 to 2019 at a university hospital Section of Immigrant Medicine. GHA was offered to all refugees newly resettled in the Municipality of Copenhagen. It comprised of a structured questionnaire, clinical examination, blood test and recommendations.RESULTS: In the study period, 107 children were eligible, 100 children had a GHA performed and of whom all were included in the study. Trauma was reported in 61% (n = 61/100) of children. The median duration of the asylum-seeking process was 18 months (IQR: 8-24), and the highest number of relocations was nine. Latent tuberculosis (n = 2/100 [2%]) was the only infectious disease diagnosed. Specific recommendations for follow-up were frequent and included referral to specialist departments (n = 26/100 [26%]), suggestions for family doctor (n = 96/100 [96%]) and for municipality (n = 62/100 [62%]).CONCLUSION: Self-reported trauma was frequent among 100 newly resettled refugee children. For most children, the asylum process was protracted and included several relocations. Specific follow-up recommendations were given to the vast majority. GHA may contribute to improving health, which could possibly support integration for the child and family.

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