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Article: Experience of stigma among Chinese mental health patients in Hong Kong

TitleExperience of stigma among Chinese mental health patients in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://pb.rcpsych.org/
Citation
Psychiatric Bulletin, 2004, v. 28 n. 12, p. 451-454 How to Cite?
AbstractAims and method. The study was intended to rectify the lack of data on how Chinese people experience the stigma of mental illness. A questionnaire on perceived stigmatisation, experiences of rejection and ways of coping with stigma was completed by 193 persons attending a psychiatric out-patient clinic in Hong Kong. [Results. Most of the participants were aware of the stigma associated with mental illness, but experiences of rejection were relatively less frequent. Eleven per cent of the respondents indicated that they were neglected by health care professionals and 8% had been avoided by family members. The most frequently reported coping method was maintaining secrecy about the illness. Clinical implications. In China, people with mental health problems experience stigma in various degrees. However, some of the people surveyed expressed feelings of relief that others were supportive and sympathetic towards their illness. Mental health professionals should maintain optimism in helping their patients to cope with the stigma.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171919
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.271
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dc.contributor.authorChung, KFen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, MCen_US
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dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychiatric Bulletin, 2004, v. 28 n. 12, p. 451-454en_US
dc.identifier.issn0955-6036en_US
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dc.description.abstractAims and method. The study was intended to rectify the lack of data on how Chinese people experience the stigma of mental illness. A questionnaire on perceived stigmatisation, experiences of rejection and ways of coping with stigma was completed by 193 persons attending a psychiatric out-patient clinic in Hong Kong. [Results. Most of the participants were aware of the stigma associated with mental illness, but experiences of rejection were relatively less frequent. Eleven per cent of the respondents indicated that they were neglected by health care professionals and 8% had been avoided by family members. The most frequently reported coping method was maintaining secrecy about the illness. Clinical implications. In China, people with mental health problems experience stigma in various degrees. However, some of the people surveyed expressed feelings of relief that others were supportive and sympathetic towards their illness. Mental health professionals should maintain optimism in helping their patients to cope with the stigma.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://pb.rcpsych.org/en_US
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dc.titleExperience of stigma among Chinese mental health patients in Hong Kongen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1192/pb.28.12.451en_US
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