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Table 3 Perceived barriers and facilitators to employment 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 pre-employment assessment at work? No 71 (88.8)
Yes 9 (11.3)
How often has pre-employment assessment affected opportunities at your workplace? Never 8 (10.7)
Not applicable 58 (77.3)
Sometimes 9 (12.0)
Missing 5
Is there workplace accommodation at your workplace? No 68 (85.0)
Yes 12 (15.0)
What factors can enhance the job opportunities for persons with a mental disorder? Public education to reduce stigma of mental illness 21 (27.3)
Early diagnosis and treatment 18 (23.4)
Improved health care for persons with mental disorders 6 (7.8)
Supportive work environment 8 (10.4)
Family support 2 (2.6)
Policy advocacy and affirmative action 9 (11.7)
Formal education and training for persons with mental disorders 7 (9.1)
Other 6 (7.8)
Missing 3
Why is there no accommodation for persons with a mental disorder at your workplace? I don’t know 9 (20.5)
No pre-employment assessment 1 (2.3)
No provisions by employer/management 9 (20.5)
Lack of awareness of its usefulness 5 (11.4)
Non-disclosure of mental illness at employment 2 (4.5)
Financial constraints 3 (6.8)
Neglect of mental illness 5 (11.4)
Other 10 (22.7)
Missing 36
  1. In the questionnaire, the term mental disability was used to refer to mental disorder