Relevance of Qualitative Research Approach in Evaluating Mental Health Interventions among Victims of Violence

  • Sara G. Pacichana-Quinayaz Cisalva Institute, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Gisel V. Osorio-Cuellar Cisalva Institute, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Stephanie Gonzalez University of Central Florida, Miami, FL, USA
  • Francisco Javier Bonilla-Escobar Cisalva Institute, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Maria I. Gutierrez-Martinez Cisalva Institute, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia
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Author Biography

Sara G. Pacichana-Quinayaz, Cisalva Institute, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia

Sara is a physiotherapist and student of the master in epidemiology at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. She is currently involved in mental health projects as Assistant researcher at Cisalva Institute of Universidad del Valle

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Published
2015-08-01
How to Cite
Pacichana-Quinayaz, S. G., Osorio-Cuellar, G. V., Gonzalez, S., Bonilla-Escobar, F. J., & Gutierrez-Martinez, M. I. (2015). Relevance of Qualitative Research Approach in Evaluating Mental Health Interventions among Victims of Violence. International Journal of Medical Students, 3(3), 170-171. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2015.194
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Letter to the Editor