Association between the pandemic and its impact on the mental health of immigrants: systematic review and meta-analysis / Associação entre a pandemia e o seu impacto sobre a saúde mental dos imigrantes: revisão sistemática e meta-análise

Martha Maria Macedo Bezerra, Modesto leite Rolim Neto, Caio Parente Barbosa


Some populations are more susceptible to developing mental health disorders. One of these populations is immigrants. The study aimed to establish an association between the pandemic and the impact on the mental health of immigrants. This is a systematic review with meta-analysis carried out using Web of Science, Scopus, and EMBASE sources. The results showed that the immigrant population is more susceptible to the development of mental changes in the pandemic period when compared to other groups. There is a moderate association (0.80) with a confidence interval of 0.70 to 0.90. Some risk factors can be identified, but there is still a significant lack of primary data, which encourages further observational studies.


immigrants, mental health, pandemic, stress, anxiety.

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