Journal article

Mental health literacy study of general practitioners: A comparative study in Singapore and Australia

G Parker, C Lee, H Chen, J Kua, J Loh, AF Jorm

Australasian Psychiatry | Published : 2001

Abstract

Objective: To compare responses to a mental health literacy survey by general practitioners in Singapore and Australia. Method: Cross-sectional surveys of general practitioners were undertaken in Australia in 1996 (n = 872) and in Singapore in 1999 (n = 264). Questionnaires provided vignettes of schizophrenia and depression, and sought responses to a range of information assessing mental health literacy. Results: The two groups returned generally similar responses, with high diagnostic accuracy and distinctly high agreement in judging the likely helpfulness of a range of resource people, activities and therapies. In addition to a few minor differences, the Singaporean practitioners tended to..

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