This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
1. To assess beneficial and adverse effects of psychological, social and welfare interventions versus no treatment for the reduction of psychological distress in torture survivors.
2. To describe the quality and generalisability of the studies evaluating the effects of these treatment approaches on torture survivors, and specifically:
to provide an objective assessment of risk of bias in these studies;
to describe the specific populations evaluated in studies of torture survivors (including demographics, torture experiences and psychological status);
to describe the variety of interventions that have been evaluated in these populations; and
to describe the outcomes evaluated in these intervention studies.