Abstract

This study attempted to measure mental health status of Vietnamese refugees in Utah County, Utah. The test instrument used was the Cornell Medical Index (CMI). Two subproblems were considered: First, to see if refugee complaints on the CMI were predominantly physiological or psychological. Second, to see if there was a relationship between CMI scores and a related list of demographic variables.

Results showed the mean CMI score for the sample under study was well above the suggested score indicative of possible psychological dysfunction. For 80% of participants, psychological complaints were predominant over physical complaints. The only variables showing a relationship to CMI score were age, feelings about life in the U.S., location of spouse, amd relationship with sponsor.

Degree

MHS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Health Science

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm2

Keywords

Vietnamese, United States, Refugees, Utah, Utah County, Vietnam, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Mental health

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