Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2327-4972

Abdo HA

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt

  • Research Article   
    Assessmentof Adult Attitude towards Mental Illness among Attendees of Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia Governorate
    Author(s): Atta MS*, Abdo HA, Nour-Eldein H and Tosson EE

    Background: Despite the improvement in healthcare services provided for mentally-ill individuals, yet they often choose not to seek such care or stop taking their medicines due to the surrounding stigma. Many tools in the last years have been developed to assess stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness. Objectives: To assess public attitude towards mental disorders in Egypt and its association with their sociodemographic characteristics. Subjects and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at the Family Medicine outpatient clinic of Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt. Two hundred and fifteen participants were interviewed and requested to fill in three questionnaires; demographic questionnaire, socioeconomic status questionnaire, and Attitude to Mental Illness questionnaire. Results: Participants had n.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2327-4972.20.9.253

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