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Am J Public Health. 1983 Sep;73(9):1081-4.

Knowledge and attitudes of primary health care personnel concerning mental health problems in developing countries.

Abstract

A semi-structured interview for assessing the knowledge and attitude of health workers concerning mental health problems was applied in seven developing country areas within the context of a World Health Organization coordinated collaborative study. The results indicate a lack of basic mental health training associated with a failure to recognize mental health problems, restricted knowledge concerning psychotropic drug therapy, and an inability to visualize practical forms of mental health care which could be introduced at primary care level. The results were used to design appropriate training programs, and the observations will be repeated to assess the effectiveness of training.

PMID:
6881406
PMCID:
PMC1651053
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.73.9.1081
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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