Explanatory Models of Illness, Help Seeking Behaviours and Related Factors in Patients with Schizophrenia: A Comparative Study from Two Different Provinces of Turkey

@article{Yalva2016ExplanatoryMO,
  title={Explanatory Models of Illness, Help Seeking Behaviours and Related Factors in Patients with Schizophrenia: A Comparative Study from Two Different Provinces of Turkey},
  author={Hayriye Dilek Yalvaç and Elif Aktan Mutlu and Zeynep Kotan and İbrahim {\"O}zer and Ersin Hatice Karslıoǧlu and Ali Çayk{\"o}yl{\"u}},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={951-957}
}
This study aims to identify the help seeking behaviours of patients from two geographically distinct provinces of Turkey. A questionnaire about sociodemographic characteristics and help seeking ways was applied to 49 schizophrenia patients from Van, 99 from Ankara. The ratio of patients seeking psychiatric help at the beginning of their illness was 76% in Ankara, the capital city, in contrast to 54% in Van (p = 0.01). Twenty-two percent of patients from Ankara and 69% from Van reported that non… CONTINUE READING