RESPOND - Improving regional health system responses to the challenges of migration through tailored interventions for asylum-seekers and refugees (English Version)

Resource Type
  • Hadler, P.
  • Neuert, C.
  • Lenzner, T.
  • Stiegler, A.
  • Sarafoglou, A.
  • Bous, P.
  • Reisepatt, N.
  • Menold, N.
Other Title
  • Cognitive Pretest (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
  • GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Editor)
  • Abstract

    Increasing international refugee flows present the German health care system with the challenge of ensuring adequate care for this population group. The system response in the area of care for asylum seekers is determined by international, national and federal regulations and is often characterized by underuse, overuse and misuse.

    The BMBF-funded project "RESPOND" was launched to improve the system response in the long term. The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate measures that overcome individual and organizational barriers to effective care in the light of legal framework conditions. On the one hand, this should improve the system response, i.e. become more effective, more efficient and more demand-oriented. On the other hand, they should lead to an improvement in health-related target variables for asylum seekers.

    In order to address the project aims, a cross-sectional study will be conducted to assess the health status, access to care, quality of care and health literacy of asylum seekers in different settings. A standardized questionnaire will be used in all settings.

    In preparation for the survey, selected parts of the questionnaire in different languages (Serbian, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, English) will be subjected to a cognitive pretest under methodological and questionnaire-related aspects and revised based on the test results.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017 / 2017
A total of 9 cognitive interviews were conducted with asylum-seekers over 18 years of age who are accommodated in initial reception centres or in collective accommodation in cities and municipalities.
The aim was to invite at least two persons per language.
The test persons were selected and recruited by the client: A quota plan based on socio-demographic variables such as gender, age or educational level was not possible
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based

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