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Table 2 Perspectives on ability to work of persons with mental disorders from the Nigeria Practitioners Study

From: Perspectives of mental healthcare providers on pathways to improved employment for persons with mental disorders in two lower middle-income countries

Variable Category Distribution
N (%)
Do you have persons with mental disorders at your workplace? No 4 (5.0)
Yes 61 (76.3)
I do not know 15 (18.8)
Do you think persons with mental disorders can work? No 3 (3.8)
Yes 75 (96.2)
Missing 2
Do you think persons with mental disorders pose a risk at work? Always 1 (1.3)
Never 6 (7.5)
Sometimes 73 (91.3)
Are there things you can do to enhance jobs for persons with mental disorders? No 11 (13.8)
Yes 69 (86.3)
What are things you can do to enhance job opportunities for persons with mental disorders? Public education to reduce stigma of mental illness 16 (25.0)
Early intervention and rehabilitation 25 (39.1)
Demonstrating ability to work of persons with mental disorders 4 (6.3)
Supportive work environment 6 (9.4)
Policy advocacy and affirmative action 4 (6.3)
Education of employers 3 (4.7)
Others 6 (9.4)
Missing 16
Under what conditions should persons with mental illness be allowed to work? Under supervision 20 (27.8)
When clinically stable 19 (26.4)
When on treatment or medication 12 (16.7)
Unsupervised like others 8 (11.1)
In sheltered work settings 1 (1.4)
When they want and have the capacity to do the job 6 (8.3)
Others 6 (8.3)
Missing 8
  1. In the questionnaire, the term mental disability was used to refer to mental disorder