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Titre du Document
Effects of an educational program on public attitudes towards mental illness
Auteur(s)
TANAKA Goro ; OGAWA Takeo ; INADOMI Hiroyuki ; ...
Résumé
The World Psychiatric Association promotes global anti-stigma programs. However, evaluation research is crucial to developing effective programs. The present study examined the effects of a lecture on mental health on public attitudes towards mental illness. Subjects were recruited from individuals employed by private companies and the government. Attitudes towards mental illness were measured using the Mental Illness and Disorder Understanding Scale developed by the authors and the Scale of Negative Attitudes Towards the Independence of People with Mental Disorders. Test scores obtained before and after the lecture were compared. The results demonstrated that scores on both scales improved significantly. The present study suggests the effectiveness of this type of educational program in reducing stigma attached to mental illness and disorder.
Editeur
Blackwell Publishing
Identifiant
PMID : 14629708 ISSN : 1323-1316
Source
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences (Carlton. Print) A. 2003, vol. 57, n° 6, pp. 595-602 [8 pages] [bibl. : 20 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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