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.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Health Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Acree, David A., "Mental Health Status of Vietnamese Refugees in Utah County, Utah" (1981). Theses and Dissertations. 4455.
Vietnamese, United States, Refugees, Utah, Utah County, Vietnam, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Mental health