Cristin-resultat-ID: 1089037
Sist endret: 30. oktober 2017, 11:03
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2013

Community attitudes and social distance towards the mentally ill in South Sudan: a survey from a post-conflict setting with no mental Health services

Bidragsytere:
  • Touraj Ayazi
  • Lars Lien
  • Arne Henning Eide
  • Elizabeth Joseph Shadar Shadar og
  • Edvard Hauff

Tidsskrift

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
ISSN 0933-7954
e-ISSN 1433-9285
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2013

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84903307081

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Tittel

Community attitudes and social distance towards the mentally ill in South Sudan: a survey from a post-conflict setting with no mental Health services

Sammendrag

Purpose This study investigates attitudes and social distance towards the mentally ill in a post-conflict, low-income country. Methods A cross-sectional community survey (n = 1,200) was conducted in South Sudan. Associations between various sociodemographic variables and attitudes toward/social distance from the mentally ill were investigated. Results The regression analysis showed that lower levels of education were positively associated with social distance, and Christian or Muslim beliefs, compared with traditional beliefs, were negatively associated with social distance. Familiarity with mental illness or psychological distress was not significantly associated with social distance. Participants who endorsed community-oriented attitudes (rather than hospital/drug-oriented attitudes) about health care for the mentally ill were more likely show a decreased social distance. Participants who believed that the mentally ill were dangerous had higher scores on the social distance scale. Conclusions A high level of stigma towards the mentally ill exists in South Sudan, especially in the rural areas. Alongside efforts to build up mental health services in South Sudan, the existing stigma needs to be addressed. Information regarding the role of the community both in preventing mental illnesses and in service delivery should be prioritised.

Bidragsytere

Touraj Ayazi

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Enhet voksenpsykiatri ved Universitetet i Oslo
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Lars Lien

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for folkehelse- og idrettsvitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Div Psykisk helsevern ved Sykehuset Innlandet HF

Arne Henning Eide

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS

EJS Shadar

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Elizabeth Joseph Shadar Shadar
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Ahfad University for Women

Edvard Hauff

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Enhet voksenpsykiatri ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klinikk psykisk helse og avhengighet ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF
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