Knowledge attitude and practice towards mental illness among community members in I<.iziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District.

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 Mental illness is common today affecting 25% of people at some time during their lives and accounting for 14% of global burden disease. However, the mentally ill people continue to suffer harassment, stigma, and discrimination. There fore it is from this back ground that the researcher wished to assess knowledge, attitude and practices of mental illness among community members of Kiziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District.

Tile study was descriptive and cross-sectional in nature and employed both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. Data was collected by using self administered questiorumire with open and closed ended questions. The sample size of 100 respondents was used in this study. The study attracted botil lemales than males. Most of the respondents had low knowledge on the meaning of mental illness that is 76(76%), there was also poor knowledge on treatment of mental illncss78 (78%), and there was good knowledge on causes of mental illness. There was negative attitude towards the mentally ill and most practices such as taking mentally ill to traditional healers, discrimination 75 %( 75%). Mental illnesss remains a problem among the community members in Kiziranfunbi Sub county Hoima district. Therefore it is from this background that I urgue the leaders ofkiziranfumbi subcounty and Hoima district at large to work hand in hand with the government to put in place intervations like sensitizing the public,train and recruit more health workers to provide information and help the community acquire adquate knowledge, postive attitude and good practices so as to close the gap present about mental illness.
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APA

AfroAsia, R (2021). Knowledge attitude and practice towards mental illness among community members in I<.iziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District.. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-mental-illness-among-community-members-in-i-iziranfumbi-subcounty-hoima-district

MLA 8th

Research, AfroAsia. "Knowledge attitude and practice towards mental illness among community members in I<.iziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 10 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-mental-illness-among-community-members-in-i-iziranfumbi-subcounty-hoima-district . Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, AfroAsia. "Knowledge attitude and practice towards mental illness among community members in I<.iziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 10 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-mental-illness-among-community-members-in-i-iziranfumbi-subcounty-hoima-district >.

Chicago

Research, AfroAsia. "Knowledge attitude and practice towards mental illness among community members in I<.iziranfumbi Subcounty, Hoima District." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-mental-illness-among-community-members-in-i-iziranfumbi-subcounty-hoima-district