Attitude of rural people on the etiology of psychiatric disorders, Bandar Abbas, Iran

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Fatemeh Derakhshanpour 1 , * , Sholeh Namazi 2 , Shahram Zare 3 , Shohleh Sphandiarpour 4

1 Assistant Professor Department of psychiatry, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Psychologist, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Derakhshanpour F, Namazi S, Zare S , Sphandiarpour S. Attitude of rural people on the etiology of psychiatric disorders, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2009 ; 13(3):e88741.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 13 (3); e88741
Published Online: August 24, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 04, 2006
Accepted: August 24, 2009

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Abstract

Introduction: Individual's beliefs and attitudes toward illnesses, the reasons and
types of treatments can play a great role in selecting a specific treatment by patients.
We aimed, in this study to investigated, some beliefs and opinions affecting
psychiatric diseases and related treatments.
Methods: In this cross sectional study‚ 2500 rural people of Bandar Abbas were
examined. The main tool of the study was a researcher-made questionnaire consisting 27
questions related to the people's beliefs about psychiatric disorders and their treatments.
The obtained data were analyzed by SPSS using χ2 , t and ANOVA tests.
Results: The total score of attitude was 24.6±5.15. The associated factors were
marriage, education Job, sex. The statistical analysis shows this relation is
meaningful. 48% of the subjects believed that taking psychiatric medicine result into
addiction. 58.5% considered marriage as a positive factor in healing psychiatric
diseases. 31% believed that ghosts and ginns cause psychiatric disorders. Among all
associated factors education has an outstanding role.
Conclusion: It was found that education and higher knowledge of rural people, and
increasing outreach workers' awareness of psychiatric disorders and related symptoms,
have an effective role in choosing right method of treatment.

Keywords

Rural Population – Attitude - Psychiatry

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