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Nhan đề: Accessibility to mental health care and perceptionsof mental health in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam
Tác giả: Van der Ham, Lia
Broerse, Jacqueline
Thang, Vo Van
Wright, Pamela
Từ khoá: Mental health
Mental health care
Help-seeking behavior
Tùng thư/Số báo cáo: JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, Hue University;Issue 61, 20 10
Tóm tắt: This study assesses perceptions of mental health and mental health care in Vietnam through explorative research among adults in four quarters of Hue city in Central Vietnam. Methods included questionnaires (200) and focus group discussions (eight). Respondents were often unable to name specific mental illnesses, but recognised more when suggested. The most frequently mentioned symptoms of mental illness were talking nonsense, talking/ laughing alone and wandering. Pressure/ stress and studying/ thinking too much were often identified causes of mental illness. Most respondents showed a preference for medical treatment options, often in combination with family care. Important obstacles for relatives of mentally ill people were a lack of drugs and financial resources and the burden of providing care at home. The results revealed a need for educational and awareness programs on mental health so that people are better able to understand mental illness and seek help when they need it.
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