Violence In Immigrants: Effects On Health, Perception Of Discrimination And Loneliness

  • Eliany Nazaré Oliveira Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú - UVA
  • Félix Neto Full Professor at the College of Psychology of Porto University of Porto, Portugal
  • Gleisson Ferreira Lima State University of Vale do Acaraú

Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of violence against Brazilian immigrant women since their arrival in Portugal and to know the consequences of this violence on the women's experience, specifically on health, perception of discrimination and loneliness. Conducted in the first half of 2016, with 682 women over 18 years of age living in Portugal for more than three months. Two types of collection were instituted: online, through the Limasurvey Platform, and in person, at the Consulate General of Brazil in Porto and Lisbon and in the Mais Association, applying the Discrimination Perceptions, Loneliness Scales (ULS-6) and Mental Health Problems. The results suggest that Brazilian women who have been targets of violence in Portugal have a worse perception of their health, a higher perception of discrimination, a higher level of solitude and more mental problems, which indicates that this group of immigrants has some vulnerabilities in the country, since violence has a harmful effect on physical and mental health. It is believed to be crucial to create a policy that aims at transforming actions aimed at strengthening the citizen and collective consciousness of these immigrant women

Author Biographies

Eliany Nazaré Oliveira, Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú - UVA

Professor of the Nursing Course of the State University of Vale do Acaraú, Sobral, Ceará,  Brazil

Gleisson Ferreira Lima, State University of Vale do Acaraú

Physical education course student of the State University of Vale do Acaraú, Sobral, Ceará,  Brazil

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Published
2017-07-23
How to Cite
OLIVEIRA, Eliany Nazaré; NETO, Félix; LIMA, Gleisson Ferreira. Violence In Immigrants: Effects On Health, Perception Of Discrimination And Loneliness. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, july 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2597>. Date accessed: 26 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2496.
Section
Psychiatry & Mental Health