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Table 5 Number and distribution of health workers by the degree to which they agree or disagree with statements regarding mentally sick persons

From: Integrating mental health into primary health care in Zambia: a care provider's perspective

  Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree Undecided TOTAL
Find it hard to talk to someone with mental health problems 9(8.1) 37(33.3) 49(44.1) 13(11.7) 3(2.7) 111(100.0)
Detention in a solitary place should be considered for people with mental illness 20(18.0) 26(23.4) 47(42.3) 7(6.3) 11(9.9) 111(100.0)
Mental patients should not be treated in the same health center with other people 5(4.5) 24(21.6) 44(39.6) 31(27.9) 7(6.3) 111(100.0)
Mentally sick persons are entitled to the same attention in the health center as general patients 19(17.1) 16(14.4) 30(27.0) 45(40.5) 1(0.0) 111(100.0)
Chainama is the only place for people with mental illness 16(14.4) 29(26.1) 35(31.5) 28(25.2) 3(2.7) 111(100.0)