Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

Solomon Mekonen

Department of Nursing, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Adigrat University, Adigrat, Ethiopia

  • Research   
    Psychosocial Distress among Adolescent Street Children in Tigray, Ethiopia: A Community-Based, Mixed-Method Study
    Author(s): Solomon Mekonen, Girmay Adhena*, Tsige Araya and Haftom G. Hiwot

    Background: Street adolescent are the most marginalized group of population with a high risk of mental health and prolong exposure to psychosocial distress results in developing a compromised quality of life, healthy socialization, and overall development. Despite this fact, little attention is given to the psychosocial wellbeing of street children in Africa practically in Ethiopia. This study aimed to assess the psychosocial distress among street adolescents in Tigray, Ethiopia. Research Methodology: Community-based mixed cross-sectional study was conducted among 422 participants, and 4 focused group discussants. Study participants were selected conveniently in the quantitative part and purposively in the qualitative part. A pre-tested, semi-structured, interviewer-administered, and focused group discussion guide questionnaire was used to c.. View More»

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