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A Survey for Community Attitudes toward the Mentally-Ill in Ansan Area

Other Title
안산시 지역주민의 정신질환자에 대한 태도
이, 정은; 이, 영문; 임, 기영; 이, 호영
Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatric Association, 38(3):530-538, 1999
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatric Association; 신경정신의학
We investigated the range of knowledge about mental health and the attitude toward mentally-ill community residents and the results of the investigation were taken as a foundation of the program of a community mental health project.

The results were as follows

1) The residents of Ansan community showed sympathetic and positive attitude toward the community mental health ideology.

2) The opinion leaders and females had more authoritative and negative tendency to the mentally-ill.

3) The more aged the more negative, conservative, and socially restrictive attitudes were shown toward the mentally-ill.

4) The home-owners had sympathetic attitude toward the mental illness but opposed the establishment of mental health facilities in their community with behavioral reaction.

Therefore, the community education about mental health should be actively and intensively concentrated upon the females, the people of old age, the opinion leaders and the home­owners.
Community surveyCommunity-mindednessPsychiatric illness
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