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Table 4 Distribution of the participants’ responses based on their agreement level with statements given about suggested barriers that hinder 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. Limited availability of psychotropic medications 162 (73.6) 43 (19.5) 15 (6.8)
2. Limited availability of mental health professionals 190 (86.4) 27 (12.3) 3 (1.4)
3. Limited availability of mental health policies/plans/technical instructions (guidelines) 192 (87.3) 23 (10.5) 5 (2.3)
4. Limited resources available (time, cost of treatment, lack of insurance for our patients) 188 (85.5) 29 (13.2) 3 (1.4)
5. Negative cultural perspective about mental health (stigma) 164 (74.5) 33 (15) 23 (10.5)
6. Staff stigmatizing patients with mental health illnesses 61 (27.7) 63 (28.6) 96 (43.6)
7. Patients with mental health illnesses and their care-givers hesitant to attend the health centre for care 129 (58.6) 52 (23.6) 39 (17.7)
8. Insufficient coordination with specialist mental health care in the provision of care to people with severe mental disorders 162 (73.6) 44 (20) 14 (6.4)