Effectiveness of programs for reducing the stigma associated with mental disorders. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Griffiths2014EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of programs for reducing the stigma associated with mental disorders. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Kathleen Margaret Griffiths and Bradley Carron-Arthur and Alison Parsons and Russell Reid},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={161-75}
}
The stigma associated with mental disorders is a global public health problem. Programs to combat it must be informed by the best available evidence. To this end, a meta-analysis was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of existing programs. A systematic search of PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane databases yielded 34 relevant papers, comprising 33 randomized controlled trials. Twenty-seven papers (26 trials) contained data that could be incorporated into a quantitative analysis. Of these… CONTINUE READING
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