Symptomatik, Krankheitsmodelle und Behandlungserleben bei Patienten mit und ohne Migration in der Psychosomatischen Rehabilitation
Objectives: Previous studies have shown that psychosomatic rehabilitation treatments were less successful for patients with a migration background. These findings should be explored further with the help of interviews. The main aim of this study was to compare patients with and without a migration background with regards to social-demographic variables, disease model, symptoms, and the course and result of the psychosomatic rehabilitation. Methods: 75 patients with and 75 without a migration background were analysed. Half-structured interviews were carried out at admission, discharge and three months after discharge from treatment. Results: Patients with a migration background were ‘sicker’ at the beginning of the rehabilitation. Especially men with a migration background benefit less from the treatment and often did not feel ‘at the right place’ in the psychosomatic rehabilitation. Patients with a migration background have a more negative view of their work performance than patients without a migration background. Discussion: Patient with a migration background should receive more information about psychosomatic disease models and different treatment methods prior to their rehabilitation therapy.
Subject HeadingsMigration [GND]
Emigration and immigration [MeSH]
Psychosomatic medicine [MeSH]