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TableĀ 3 Mental health at primary care levelā€”current practices of study participants

From: Integrating mental health into primary care for post-conflict populations: a pilot study

Question Response Frequency (%)
How difficult do you find it to recognize mental illnesses? Very difficult 0 (0)
Difficult 1 (8.3)
Neutral 6 (50)
Easy 4 (33.3)
Very easy 0 (0)
No idea 1 (8.3)
How difficult do you find it to diagnose a mental illness? Very difficult 1 (8.3)
Difficult 3 (25)
Neutral 4 (33.3)
Easy 3 (25)
Very easy 0 (0)
No idea 0 (0)
How difficult do you find treating and managing a person with a mental illness? Very difficult 1 (8.3)
Difficult 7 (58.3)
Neutral 3 (25)
Easy 0 (0)
Very easy 0 (0)
No idea 1 (8.3)
How often do you refer a patient with mental illness for specialist psychiatric care? Never 0 (0)
Rarely 1 (8.3)
Sometimes 6 (50)
Often 3 (25)
Always 2 (16.7)
If and when you refer a patient with a mental illness do you get feedback from either the specialist or the patient? Yes 7 (58.3)
No 5 (41.7)
Do patients who already diagnosed and getting treatment from a mental health specialist visit you for continuation of that treatment or any other health issues? Yes 8 (66.7)
No 4 (33.3)
How important do you think is to refer a patient with mental illness that you find difficult to manage for specialist psychiatric care? Not at all important 1 (8.3)
Low importance 0 (0)
Slightly important 0 (0)
Neutral 1 (8.3)
Moderately important 0 (0)
Very important 6 (50)
Extremely important 4 (33.3)
Do you think you have sufficient training and ability to provide adequate mental health care to patients with mental illnesses? Strongly disagree 1 (8.3)
Disagree 2 (16.7)
Somewhat disagree 3 (25)
Neutral 2 (16.7)
Somewhat agree 3 (25)
Agree 0 (0)
Strongly agree 0 (0)
How often do you get opportunities to upgrade your skills and knowledge in providing mental health care? Never 2 (16.7)
Rarely 6 (50)
Sometimes 2 (16.7)
Often 1 (8.3)
Always 0 (0)
What level of support do you receive from the IDP community for your practice? Poor 4 (33.3)
Fair 2 (16.7)
Good 3 (25)
Very good 2 (16.7)
Excellent 0 (0)
Do you think that you provide adequate mental health care to match the needs of the IDP community that you serve? Never 0 (0)
Rarely 4 (33.3)
Occasionally 1 (8.3)
A moderate amount 6 (50)
A great deal 0 (0)