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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--41

Evaluation of attitudes to integration of mental health service in the chinese population of nonpsychiatric health-care providers


Chunyan Zhu1, Qingshan Geng2, Li Chen3, Lan Guo1 
1 Department of Prevention Medicine, School of Public Health, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510182, P. R. China
2 Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Science, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510182, P. R. China
3 Department of Health of Guangdong Province, Bureau of Health Care, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510182, P. R. China

Correspondence Address:
Qingshan Geng
No. 106, Zhongshan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510080
P. R. China

Objectives: The objective of this study was designed to assess the attitudes of Chinese nonpsychiatric health-care providers in Guangdong to mental health services (MHSs) integrated into the system of health care. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the attitudes of nonpsychiartric health-care providers to integrated MHS in 16 tertiary general hospitals from December 2012 to March 2013. A multiple regression model was used to analyze the impact factors of the subjects' attitudes to integrated MHS. Results: Of all the 2574 subjects, 1842 (71.6%) subjects strongly supported integrated MHS in general hospitals while only 4.3% (111) of subjects disagreed/strongly disagreed with integrated MHS. The rest of subjects (621/24.1%) remained neutral. The multiple regression model analyses presented that those male subjects with postgraduate diplomas who agreed with integrated MHS were interested in training on MHS. Approximately, more than 30% of subjects who were diagnosed with mental disorders and worked for 8–10 h/day were prone to obtain MHS and own a positive attitude to MHS in clinical practice. Conclusions: Most subjects owned positive attitudes to MHS in clinical practice. Lack of MHS knowledge is the major obstacle to those subjects who disagreed with integrated MHS.


How to cite this article:
Zhu C, Geng Q, Chen L, Guo L. Evaluation of attitudes to integration of mental health service in the chinese population of nonpsychiatric health-care providers.Heart Mind 2017;1:36-41


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Zhu C, Geng Q, Chen L, Guo L. Evaluation of attitudes to integration of mental health service in the chinese population of nonpsychiatric health-care providers. Heart Mind [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];1:36-41
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