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dc.contributor.authorScheerder, Gerten_UK
dc.contributor.authorAudenhove, Chantal vanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Ellaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBernik, Barbaraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGiupponi, Giancarloen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHorel, Anne Claireen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Margareten_UK
dc.contributor.authorSisask, Merikeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSzekely, Andrasen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVarnik, Airien_UK
dc.contributor.authorHegerl, Ulrichen_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground: Community facilitators (CFs), such as pharmacists, policemen, teachers and clergy, may be an important community resource for patients with depression in addition to (mental) health professionals. However, they are ill prepared for such a role and little is known about their attitudes toward depression, which may affect practice.Aim: To investigate CFs' attitudes toward depression and compare them to those of (mental) health professionals and nurses.Method: Attitudes were assessed in participants (n = 2,670) of training programmes about depression in nine countries of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD). The EAAD questionnaire included attitudes toward depression and its treatment, perceived causes, preferred treatment options, and knowledge of de-pression symptoms.Results: CFs and nurses had a more negative attitude toward patients with depression and toward antidepressants, and more limited knowledge of depression symptoms than (mental) health professionals. CFs more frequently supported non-standard treatment for depression. Nurse assistants clearly differed from registered nurses with their attitudes being among the least favourable and their knowledge the most limited of all groups.Conclusions: CFs and nurses had less favourable attitudes and more limited knowledge regarding depression when compared to mental health professionals and doctors. This may negatively affect professional collaboration, challenge optimal treatment and stigmatize patients. CFs' and nurses' knowledge and attitudes may be similar to those of the general population and be related to a lack of training in mental health issues.en_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationScheerder G, Audenhove Cv, Arensman E, Bernik B, Giupponi G, Horel AC, Maxwell M, Sisask M, Szekely A, Varnik A & Hegerl U (2011) Community and health professionals' attitude toward depression: A pilot study in nine EAAD countries. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57 (4), pp. 387-401.
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dc.subjectcommunity facilitatorsen_UK
dc.subjectmental health professionalsen_UK
dc.subjectDepression, Mental Treatmenten_UK
dc.subjectCognitive therapy.en_UK
dc.titleCommunity and health professionals' attitude toward depression: A pilot study in nine EAAD countriesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKU Leuvenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKU Leuvenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Corken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Public Health, Ljubljanaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationS. Maurizio Hospitalen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCentre Hospitalier René Dubosen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEstonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute (ERSI)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSemmelweis University Budapesten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEstonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute (ERSI)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity Leipzigen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorScheerder, Gert|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAudenhove, Chantal van|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorArensman, Ella|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBernik, Barbara|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGiupponi, Giancarlo|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHorel, Anne Claire|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaxwell, Margaret|0000-0003-3318-9500en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSisask, Merike|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSzekely, Andras|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorVarnik, Airi|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHegerl, Ulrich|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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