Attitude toward and knowledge about mental illness in Fiji islands.

@article{Aghanwa2004AttitudeTA,
  title={Attitude toward and knowledge about mental illness in Fiji islands.},
  author={Henry Stephens Aghanwa},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={361-75}
}
BACKGROUND There is a dearth of information on the extent of knowledge about mental illness and attitudes toward the mentally ill in Fiji. AIMS This study aimed to explore these aspects, and also to determine the factors influencing them. METHOD Market vendors, peri-urban dwellers, white-collar and health workers from Greater Suva were interviewed. The interview schedule used elicited socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge of, and attitudes toward, mental illness. RESULTS A majority… CONTINUE READING