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Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness among primary healthcare nurses in Brunei: A cross-sectional study.
Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Oct; 45:33-37.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Mental Health problems are one of the leading disabilities worldwide. Individuals seeking help for their mental illness expect nurses to be cognisant of their needs without prejudice and discrimination. Existing evidences suggest a growing number of patient referral from primary healthcare to psychiatric consultations. This study aimed to explore primary healthcare nurses' knowledge and attitude towards mental illness and people with mentally illness.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study using the Mental Health Problem Perception and the Community Attitudes to Mental Illness questionnaires. Descriptive and multivariate regression using maximum likelihood procedures were applied.

RESULTS

Regression analysis showed significantly high correlation between knowledge and authotarianism (β = 0.775, p = 0.007) and moderate inverse correlation with social restrictiveness (β = -0.517, p < 0.001). However, no significant correlation with benevolence (β = -0.057, p = 0.181) was detected. Nurses with higher educational level were significantly associated with authotarianism attitude.

CONCLUSIONS

This is the first study examining knowledge and attitude of primary healthcare nurses in Brunei. The relationship between the study variables as well as demographic factors, in comparison to other countries, were discussed. Overall, negative attitude among nurses is still a challenging issue; therefore, developing re-education initiatives and increase contact time, especially for healthcare front liners with negative attitudes regardless of education level, to favour change of attitude, is important to foster holistic care to people with mental illness and promote mental health in the population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Electronic address: hanif.rahman@ubd.edu.bn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31479944

Citation

Shahif, Syafiqah, et al. "Knowledge and Attitude Towards Mental Illness Among Primary Healthcare Nurses in Brunei: a Cross-sectional Study." Asian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 45, 2019, pp. 33-37.
Shahif S, Idris DR, Lupat A, et al. Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness among primary healthcare nurses in Brunei: A cross-sectional study. Asian J Psychiatr. 2019;45:33-37.
Shahif, S., Idris, D. R., Lupat, A., & Abdul Rahman, H. (2019). Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness among primary healthcare nurses in Brunei: A cross-sectional study. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 45, 33-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2019.08.013
Shahif S, et al. Knowledge and Attitude Towards Mental Illness Among Primary Healthcare Nurses in Brunei: a Cross-sectional Study. Asian J Psychiatr. 2019;45:33-37. PubMed PMID: 31479944.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness among primary healthcare nurses in Brunei: A cross-sectional study. AU - Shahif,Syafiqah, AU - Idris,Deeni Rudita, AU - Lupat,Agong, AU - Abdul Rahman,Hanif, Y1 - 2019/08/28/ PY - 2019/04/26/received PY - 2019/08/27/revised PY - 2019/08/27/accepted PY - 2019/9/4/pubmed PY - 2020/3/14/medline PY - 2019/9/4/entrez KW - Attitude KW - Knowledge KW - Mental illness KW - Nurse KW - Perception KW - Primary healthcare SP - 33 EP - 37 JF - Asian journal of psychiatry JO - Asian J Psychiatr VL - 45 N2 - BACKGROUND: Mental Health problems are one of the leading disabilities worldwide. Individuals seeking help for their mental illness expect nurses to be cognisant of their needs without prejudice and discrimination. Existing evidences suggest a growing number of patient referral from primary healthcare to psychiatric consultations. This study aimed to explore primary healthcare nurses' knowledge and attitude towards mental illness and people with mentally illness. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using the Mental Health Problem Perception and the Community Attitudes to Mental Illness questionnaires. Descriptive and multivariate regression using maximum likelihood procedures were applied. RESULTS: Regression analysis showed significantly high correlation between knowledge and authotarianism (β = 0.775, p = 0.007) and moderate inverse correlation with social restrictiveness (β = -0.517, p < 0.001). However, no significant correlation with benevolence (β = -0.057, p = 0.181) was detected. Nurses with higher educational level were significantly associated with authotarianism attitude. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study examining knowledge and attitude of primary healthcare nurses in Brunei. The relationship between the study variables as well as demographic factors, in comparison to other countries, were discussed. Overall, negative attitude among nurses is still a challenging issue; therefore, developing re-education initiatives and increase contact time, especially for healthcare front liners with negative attitudes regardless of education level, to favour change of attitude, is important to foster holistic care to people with mental illness and promote mental health in the population. SN - 1876-2026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31479944/Knowledge_and_attitude_towards_mental_illness_among_primary_healthcare_nurses_in_Brunei:_A_cross_sectional_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1876-2018(19)30351-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -