W.F. Scholte MD PhD

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Research, Teaching
Psychiatric, psychological and social consequences of war and political violence
Focus of research
  • Refugee mental health
  • Mental health in war-affected populations
  • Mental health in victims of human trafficking
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Humanitarian staff well-being


Key publications
  • Scholte WF. Mental health in war-affected populations. s.l.: s.n.; 2013. 179p. [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR, Olff M; copromotor(s): )
  • Scholte WF, Verduin F, Kamperman AM, Rutayisire T, Zwinderman AH, Stronks K, The effect on mental health of a large scale psychosocial intervention for survivors of mass violence: a quasi-experimental study in Rwanda. PLOS ONE 2011;6 (8):e21819 [PubMed]
  • Scholte WF, Verduin F, van Lammeren A, Rutayisire T, Kamperman AM, Psychometric properties and longitudinal validation of the self-reporting questionnaire (SRQ-20) in a Rwandan community setting: a validation study. BMC MED RES METHODOL 2011;11:116 [PubMed]
  • Scholte WF, Olff M, Ventevogel P, de Vries GJ, Jansveld E, Cardozo BL, Crawford CAG, Mental health symptoms following war and repression in eastern Afghanistan. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2004;292 (5):585-593 [PubMed]
  • Scholte WF , van de Put WACM, de Jong JP, A protocol for psychosocial intervention in refugee crisis; early experiences in Rwandan refugee camps. INTERVENTION 2004;2 (3):181-192
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