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‘Whether you like it or not people with mental problems are going to go to them’: A qualitative exploration into the widespread use of traditional and faith healers in the provision of mental health
Limited research has been conducted to explore the factors that support or obstruct collaboration between traditional healers and public sector mental health services. The first aim of this study wasExpand
The comparative validity of screening scales for postnatal common mental disorder in Kintampo, Ghana.
BACKGROUND There have been few attempts formally to validate screening measures for postnatal common mental disorder in low income country settings. We have investigated the comparative validity ofExpand
From mental health policy development in Ghana to implementation: what are the barriers?
OBJECTIVE This paper identifies the key barriers to mental health policy implementation in Ghana and suggests ways of overcoming them. METHOD The study used both quantitative and qualitativeExpand
Stakeholders' perceptions of the main challenges facing Ghana's mental health care system: a qualitative analysis
Mental health remains a low priority in Ghana. No comprehensive studies have assessed the current status of mental health policy, legislation and services in Ghana. This paper presents theExpand
Implementation of the integrated management of childhood illness with parasitological diagnosis of malaria in rural Ghana: health worker perceptions
BackgroundTimely and appropriate management of febrile illness among children under five years of age will contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal-4. The revised World HealthExpand
Prevalence and risk factors for Active Convulsive Epilepsy in Kintampo, Ghana
Introduction Epilepsy is common in sub-Saharan Africa, but there is little data in West Africa, to develop public health measures for epilepsy in this region. Methods We conducted a three-stageExpand
Scaling up community-based services and improving quality of care in the state psychiatric hospitals: the way forward for Ghana.
OBJECTIVE This paper aims to explore the options available for developing community-based care and improving the quality of care in psychiatric hospitals in Ghana. METHOD Semi-structured interviewsExpand
Common understandings of women's mental illness in Ghana: Results from a qualitative study
Despite the high rates of depression and anxiety disorders amongst women, the mental health of women is a neglected area, particularly in Africa. This study sought to explore what key stakeholdersExpand
Prevalence of geriatric depression in a community sample in Ghana: Analysis of associated risk and protective factors.
BACKGROUND Ageing comes with its own associated physical and psychosocial challenges. Depression is reported as one of the most prevalent psychopathology found among elderly people. However, there isExpand