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Mental health literacy of school nurses in the United Arab Emirates

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems, January 2018
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Title
Mental health literacy of school nurses in the United Arab Emirates
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health Systems, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13033-018-0184-4
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Authors

Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Cathrine Rossiter, Walter Frederick Robb, Shameran Slewa-Younan

Abstract

To support promotion, prevention and early intervention for mental illness school nurses need to be mental health literate. Three hundred and thirty-nine school nurses employed in government and private schools from three Emirates in the UAE were surveyed. A culturally adapted Mental Health Literacy questionnaire comprising three vignettes of fictional characters meeting diagnostic criteria for the target conditions along with the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) was administered to ascertain school nurses' ability to correctly identify the conditions and to elicit beliefs about helpfulness of treatment interventions and of health care providers for these conditions. Less than 50% of the respondents correctly identified the disorders presented, while accurate identification of evidence-based interventions was also limited. Correlations between level of psychological distress and level of inaccurate survey responses was also revealed, respondents who correctly identified the correct diagnosis of the vignette and the most appropriate interventions were those who had a significantly lower K10 score. Low levels of mental health literacy amongst respondents in combination with potential religious and cultural factors as reported in the literature, highlight the need for curriculum enhancements for future health professionals and a targeted program of culturally appropriate professional development focused on mental health promotion for those in clinical practice. The level of psychological distress noted in this cohort also signals a need to ensure that appropriate supports are available for clinical staff employed in schools.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Master 7 10%
Researcher 6 9%
Lecturer 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 15 22%
Unknown 20 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 15 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 9%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 23 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2018.
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#1,621,996
of 15,058,416 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Mental Health Systems
#82
of 523 outputs
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#55,528
of 362,310 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Mental Health Systems
#2
of 4 outputs
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