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Clinical Question

What is the effect of trauma-related occupational deprivation on adolescent refugees?

Clinical Bottom Line

Results from the found research indicate that war trauma and the deprivation of meaningful occupation can lead to difficulties in functional ability. There is a limited amount of research concerning this topic and understanding of the impact of occupational deprivation. Occupational therapy certainly can facilitate the finding of meaningful occupations for the individual that can be assimilated into the new culture.


Revised CAT uploaded 02.01.2011.