Skip to main content

Table 4 Self-efficacy in detecting, treating, and managing mental illness in primary care (n = 112)

From: Mental health knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy among primary care physicians working in the Greater Tunis area of Tunisia

Self-efficacy, detection Agree n (%)
I feel confident in my capability to detect:
 Problems relating to anxiety 92 (82.9)
 Depression 83 (74.8)
 Suicide/self-harm 60 (54.0)
 Problems relating to alcohol use 58 (52.8)
 Problems relating to drug use 51 (45.9)
 Psychosis (including schizophrenia) 41 (37.3)
I feel confident in my capability to:
 Collect information to detect a mental health problem 73 (66.4)
 Explain the diagnosis to patients 55 (49.1)
 Diagnose a mental health problem 43 (38.4)
 Use tools and techniques to detect a mental health problem 34 (30.4)
Self-efficacy, treatment, and management Agree n (%)
I feel confident in my capability to provide pharmacological treatment for patients presenting with:
 Problems relating to anxiety 61 (56.5)
 Depression 43 (38.7)
 Problems relating to alcohol use 11 (10.0)
 Problems relating to drug use 11 (10.1)
 Psychosis (including schizophrenia) 11 (10.0)
I feel confident in my capability to provide support (ex: active listening) for patients presenting with:
 Depression 84 (75.7)
 Problems relating to anxiety 70 (64.3)
 Problems relating to drug use 37 (34.0)
 Problems relating to alcohol use 36 (32.1)
 Psychosis (including schizophrenia) 21 (18.9)
I feel confident in my capability to provide psychoeducation for patients presenting with:
 Depression 58 (52.2)
 Problems relating to anxiety 55 (49.5)
 Problems relating to alcohol use 36 (33.0)
 Problems relating to drug use 32 (28.8)
 Psychosis (including schizophrenia) 17 (15.3)
I feel confident in my capability to treat patients having issues relating to:
 Self-harm 31 (27.9)
 Suicide 26 (23.4)
I feel confident in my capability to develop a clinical plan for patients presenting with:
 Problems relating to anxiety 56 (50.4)
 Depression 51 (45.9)
 Problems relating to alcohol use 28 (25.5)
 Problems relating to drug use 28 (25.7)
 Psychosis (including schizophrenia) 18 (16.3)
I feel confident in my capability to refer my patient 101 (91.8)
I feel confident in my capability to involve family members/friends in the management plan 83 (74.8)
I feel confident in my capability to involve other professionals in the management plan 66 (60.0)
  1. Missing data < 5%