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Mental health literacy among pediatric hospital staff in the United Arab Emirates

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, December 2017
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Title
Mental health literacy among pediatric hospital staff in the United Arab Emirates
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1556-z
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Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi, Shameran Slewa-Younan

Abstract

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0-24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions, and genetically-transmitted conditions such as thalassemia and cystic fibrosis). This group has increased vulnerability to developmental delays and mental health problems, and is increasingly coming to the attention of service providers in mainstream schools, primary healthcare centers, and pediatric hospitals. Despite the government directing attention to improving the mental health of the UAE population, there is concern that mental health services are not growing at the rate needed to meet the mental health needs of children and young people with chronic conditions. A cross sectional survey design was used to determine the mental health literacy of nurses and other healthcare professionals working with children with chronic illnesses. Participants completed a culturally-adapted mental health literacy questionnaire comprising three vignettes of fictional characters meeting diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and depression with suicidal thoughts. Participants also completed the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10). Participants were 317 healthcare professionals from across the UAE. The majority were nurses. Correct identification of the diagnosis for each vignette was limited, with the highest level of accuracy achieved for the psychosis vignette (n = 113, 54.3%). Accurate identification of appropriate evidence-based interventions was also limited. K10 scores indicated 40% of participants had moderate to high levels of psychological distress. These findings are concerning and provide important data to inform the development of undergraduate and continuing education programs for nurses. The K10 scores suggest healthcare professionals are under considerable stress, highlighting the need to support healthcare professionals who experience multiple psychosocial stressors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 253 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 13%
Student > Bachelor 31 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 9%
Researcher 23 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 8%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 87 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 50 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 13%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 88 35%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,347,112
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#221
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