Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Mentally Ill Patients Among People in Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality

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Contents

DECLARATION ........................................................................................................................... iv

SUPERVISORS APPROVAL........................................................................................................ v

DEDICATION............................................................................................................................... vi

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT............................................................................................................ vii

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS ........................................................................................................viii

CHAPTER ONE............................................................................................................................. 1

1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1

1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ..................................................................................... 1

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM.................................................................................... 2

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY.......................................................................................... 2

1.3.1 BROAD OBJECTIVE ................................................................................................... 2

1.3.2 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES.............................................................................................. 3

1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY...................................................................................... 3

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................................................ 4

2.0. LITERATURE REVIEW .................................................................................................... 4

2.1. Attitude towards mental illness........................................................................................ 4

2.2. Knowledge on mental illness........................................................................................... 4

2.3. The effect of mental illness.............................................................................................. 5

2.4. Causes and preventive measures...................................................................................... 5

CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................................................................ 6

METHODOLOGY ..................................................................................................................... 6

3.0 STUDY AREA ................................................................................................................. 6

3.1 STUDY DESIGN.............................................................................................................. 6

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3.2 SAMPLE SIZE. ................................................................................................................ 7

3.3 SAMPLING TECHNIQUES............................................................................................ 7

3.4 DATA COLLECTION ..................................................................................................... 8

3.5 QUALITY CONTROL..................................................................................................... 8

3.6 RESEARCH ETHICS....................................................................................................... 8

3.7 DATA ANALYSIS........................................................................................................... 8

3.8 LIMITATIONS................................................................................................................. 8

CHAPTER 4 ................................................................................................................................... 9

4.0 DATA ANALYSIS................................................................................................................... 9

4.1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 9

4.2 SECTION A: SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS. ............................... 9

SECTION B: DETERMINING ATTITUDE TOWARDS MENTAL ILLNESS............... 14

SECTION C: KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS MENTAL ILLNESS...................................... 15

SECTION D: EFFECTS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS............................................... 18

SECTION E: PREVENTIVE MEASURES. ........................................................................ 19

CHAPTER 5 ................................................................................................................................. 20

DISCUSSION............................................................................................................................... 20

5.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 20

5.1 DISCUSSION..................................................................................................................... 20

CHAPTER 6 ................................................................................................................................. 22

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................................................... 22

6.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 22

6.1 CONCLUSION................................................................................................................... 22

6.2 RECOMMENDATIONS.................................................................................................... 22

REFERENCES ......................................................................................................................... 23

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION There is no exact definition to the word mental illness, although researchers and publications have tried to define it. Mental illness is any disturbance of emotional equilibrium, as manifested in maladaptive behavior and impaired functioning, caused by genetic, physical, chemical, biological, psychological, social and cultural factors. It’s also known as mental disorders/emotional illness/psychiatric disorders. 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION People’s knowledge and attitudes towards mental illness is different, and coping with the challenges is different. Some of the challenges include financial constraints, women being raped and end up with unwanted pregnancies leading to end of school life and death of such patients. Mental illness in Africa is viewed as a disease that is associated with witchcraft, and the people who suffer from mental illness get stigmatized. Here in Uganda it is not different either, as mental illness is not looked at as a normal kind of illness like heart problems or hypertensive disorders. Even as we look at most clinics, psychiatry departments either are not offered at all, or even if they are there, they are the most neglected department. People shun mentally ill patients and tend to isolate them. Even families that are affected with this disease, if we take Ishaka as an example, you will find that the mentally ill are chased away, mistreated and treated as lower individuals. People go as far as dumping their children by the roadside or leaving their relatives and friends who are admitted in psychiatric hospitals to survive on their own. So it seems like people’s attitudes towards mental illness is very negative and they don’t have enough knowledge to truly judge.

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Frontiers, E. & BOTELA, S (2022). Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Mentally Ill Patients Among People in Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-mentally-ill-patients-among-people-in-ishaka-bushenyi-municipality

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Frontiers, Edu, and SERA BOTELA "Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Mentally Ill Patients Among People in Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-mentally-ill-patients-among-people-in-ishaka-bushenyi-municipality. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and SERA BOTELA . "Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Mentally Ill Patients Among People in Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-mentally-ill-patients-among-people-in-ishaka-bushenyi-municipality >.

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Frontiers, Edu and BOTELA, SERA . "Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Mentally Ill Patients Among People in Ishaka – Bushenyi Municipality" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-mentally-ill-patients-among-people-in-ishaka-bushenyi-municipality