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Table 2 Distribution of the participants based on their responses on items that assess their attitudes toward the implementation of the MHPSS programme (n = 220)

From: Assessment of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) among UNRWA* health staff in Jordan concerning mental health programme pre-implementation: a cross-sectional study

Statements Frequency (%)
Agree Not sure Don’t agree
1. The number of patients I see with signs and symptoms of mental health problems is increasing 147 (66.8) 62 (28.2) 11 (5)
2. I consider that dealing with patients who have mental health problems is an extra burden on me 122 (55.5) 39 (17.7) 59 (26.8)
3. I think that dealing with patients who have mental health problems is difficult 129 (58.6) 51 (23.2) 40 (18.2)
4. Psychotropic medicines usually result in the improvement of the condition of patients with mental health problems 115 (52.3) 89 (40.5) 16 (7.3)
5. I feel competent to offer counseling to mentally ill patients 65 (29.5) 93 (42.3) 62 (28.2)
6. I feel that I need more training in mental health 194 (88.2) 15 (6.8) 11 (5)