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Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2012
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (63rd percentile)

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Title
Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-541
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jim Crabb, Robert C Stewart, Demoubly Kokota, Neil Masson, Sylvester Chabunya, Rajeev Krishnadas

Abstract

Stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness are strongly linked to suffering, disability and poverty. In order to protect the rights of those with mental disorders and to sensitively develop services, it is vital to gain a more accurate understanding of the frequency and nature of stigma against people with mental illness. Little research about this issue has been conducted in Sub- Saharan Africa. Our study aimed to describe levels of stigma in Malawi.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Unknown 214 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 17%
Student > Bachelor 38 17%
Student > Postgraduate 17 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 7%
Researcher 13 6%
Other 41 19%
Unknown 56 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 61 28%
Psychology 37 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 10%
Social Sciences 20 9%
Arts and Humanities 4 2%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 58 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 21 October 2012.
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#3,577,166
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,052
of 8,418 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,986
of 121,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#46
of 142 outputs
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