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Table 2 Papers from grey/non-health literature from purposive search (n=13)

From: Occupational, physical, sexual and mental health and violence among migrant and trafficked commercial fishers and seafarers from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): systematic review

Author (year) Study design (year of data collection) Sampling method Sample Outcomes of interest Host country Study quality
Robertson/IOM (2011) [36] Qualitative in-depth interviews, focus groups (2008-9) Purposive (via assistance organizations) and snowball sampling N=8 Fishermen (Trafficked), N=9 Focus groups (6-15 Burmese/Cambodian fishermen each), N=63+ Key informants Violence, Adverse conditions Thailand Fair
Brennan/Solidarity Centre (2009) [30] Qualitative in-depth interviews (some quantitative findings) (2008) Purposive sampling via assistance organization N=25 Fishermen (some Trafficked, 24 Burmese, 1 Cambodian, 19 Short-haul, 11 Long-haul boats) Violence, Adverse conditions, Mental health (qualitative description) Thailand Fair
UNIAP (2009) [46] Qualitative in-depth interviews and case analysis (2007-8) Purposive sampling via assistance organizations N=49 Cambodian fishermen (Trafficked) Violence,
Adverse conditions
Thailand, Malaysia Fair
Pearson/ILO (2006) [45] Cross-sectional survey, Qualitative in-depth interviews (2005) Snowball sampling (fishermen), Simple random sampling (employers) N=21 Burmese fishermen (some Forced labour), N=40 Thai employers Violence, Adverse conditions,
Treatment seeking behaviour
Thailand Fair
Fujita (2010) [56] Cross-sectional household survey (2009) Purposive sampling via assistance organization N=19 Burmese fishermen households Adverse conditions Thailand Poor/Fair
ILO/ARCM (2013) [14] Cross-sectional survey (2012) Stratified, multi-stage convenience sampling N=596 Fishermen (some Forced Labour, 306 Burmese, 241 Cambodian, 49 Thai, 185 Short-haul, 106 Long-haul) Occupational health – injuries, Violence, Adverse conditions Thailand Good
Baker/UNACT (2015) [39] Cross-sectional surveys (2009, 2012, 2013) Systematic random sampling N=125 Cambodian fishermen
(Deportees, some Trafficked)
Occupational health – work safety, Violence, Adverse conditions Thailand, Cambodia Good
Verite (2015) [34] Qualitative in-depth interviews (year unclear) Unclear/Not specified (could be purposive) Unspecified no. Cambodian/Burmese fishermen (some Forced Labour), Key informants Occupational health – hazards, Adverse conditions Thailand N/A
Yea (2014) [32] Qualitative in-depth interviews, case file review (2010-14) Unclear (could be purposive, based on 2012 study) N=24 Fishermen (Trafficked, 3 Cambodian, 21 Filipino, 1 Indonesian)
N=63 case files of Filipino fishermen
Occupational health – hazards, injuries, Adverse conditions
Violence
Taiwan, Singapore Fair
Day/HAGAR (2015) [37] Qualitative in-depth interviews, focus groups (2014-15) Purposive sampling via assistance organizations N=8 Cambodian fishermen (Trafficked), N=1 Focus group (10 Cambodian fishermen), N=33 Key informants Occupational health – injuries, Adverse conditions, Violence, Mental health (qualitative description) Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia Fair/Good
EJF (2013) [52] Qualitative in-depth interviews (2013) Purposive sampling via assistance organization N=6 Burmese fishermen (Trafficked) Adverse conditions, Violence Thailand N/A
Stringer et al. (2016)a [38] Qualitative in-depth interviews (2011-14) Purposive (via assistance organization) and snowball sampling N=292 Fishermen (Forced Labour, from Indonesia, Myanmar, China, Philippines), Unspecified no. of Key informants Occupational health – injuries, Adverse conditions, Violence New Zealand Fair/Good
Surtees (2014) [33] Qualitative in-depth interviews, case file review (2013-14) Purposive (via assistance organizations) and snowball sampling N=11 Cambodian fishermen (Trafficked)
N=20 case files of Cambodian fishermen, N=42 Key informants
Occupational health – hazards, injuries, Violence, Adverse conditions, Mental health (qualitative description) South Africa Fair/Good
  1. apeer-reviewed non-health paper