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Conference Paper: Newspaper coverage of mental illness in Hong Kong between 2002 and 2012: the impact of introduction of new Chinese name of psychosis

TitleNewspaper coverage of mental illness in Hong Kong between 2002 and 2012: the impact of introduction of new Chinese name of psychosis
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://easap.asia/index.htm
Citation
The 2014 Regional Congress of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Hong Kong, 12-14 December 2014. In East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 2014, v. 24 n. 4 suppl., p. 96-97, abstract F06 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Public stigma has a significant impact on the outcomes of patients with psychosis and their social integration into the community. Labels have been shown to be related to public stigma. In this light, countries have gradually introduced a less stigmatising label for schizophrenia patients. In Hong Kong, ‘Si-jue-shi-tiao’ (思覺 失調) denoting psychosis was introduced in 2001, providing an alternative term to the older term ‘Jing-shen-fen-lie’ (精 神分裂) which denotes schizophrenia. This study aimed to examine its use in newspaper articles after its introduction at 5 time-points: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2012. METHODS: Newspaper articles (n = 1217) were chosen from 3 local newspapers. Use of the 2 labels were counted, and classified into 2 sets of themes. The first set of themes includes positive / neutral, negative, and irrelevant. The second set of themes was the use of dangerous or non-dangerous wordings in a stereotyping manner. RESULTS: Results showed an increase use of the new term ‘Si-jue-shi-tiao’ (思覺失調) in comparison to the older term ‘Jing-shen-fen-lie’ (精神分裂). The new term was used equally in positive / neutral, negative and irrelevant themes, whereas the older term was decreasingly used in positive / neutral themes but remained its presence in negatively themed articles. Findings also indicated higher use of the older term as dangerous wordings in a stereotyping context. CONCLUSION: Results suggested a good penetration of new term in the media and shift of association with new term more with positive image and old term with negative image. Results provide a positive preliminary evaluation of introducing new terms of psychosis.
DescriptionCongress Theme: Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia - Balancing Polarities
Category F – Public Health and Psychiatry: no. F06
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214255
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.331

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, KWS-
dc.contributor.authorChing, EYN-
dc.contributor.authorLam, KSC-
dc.contributor.authorSo, HC-
dc.contributor.authorHui, CLM-
dc.contributor.authorLee, EHM-
dc.contributor.authorChang, WC-
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYH-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T11:04:13Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T11:04:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 2014 Regional Congress of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Hong Kong, 12-14 December 2014. In East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 2014, v. 24 n. 4 suppl., p. 96-97, abstract F06-
dc.identifier.issn2078-9947-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214255-
dc.descriptionCongress Theme: Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia - Balancing Polarities-
dc.descriptionCategory F – Public Health and Psychiatry: no. F06-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Public stigma has a significant impact on the outcomes of patients with psychosis and their social integration into the community. Labels have been shown to be related to public stigma. In this light, countries have gradually introduced a less stigmatising label for schizophrenia patients. In Hong Kong, ‘Si-jue-shi-tiao’ (思覺 失調) denoting psychosis was introduced in 2001, providing an alternative term to the older term ‘Jing-shen-fen-lie’ (精 神分裂) which denotes schizophrenia. This study aimed to examine its use in newspaper articles after its introduction at 5 time-points: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2012. METHODS: Newspaper articles (n = 1217) were chosen from 3 local newspapers. Use of the 2 labels were counted, and classified into 2 sets of themes. The first set of themes includes positive / neutral, negative, and irrelevant. The second set of themes was the use of dangerous or non-dangerous wordings in a stereotyping manner. RESULTS: Results showed an increase use of the new term ‘Si-jue-shi-tiao’ (思覺失調) in comparison to the older term ‘Jing-shen-fen-lie’ (精神分裂). The new term was used equally in positive / neutral, negative and irrelevant themes, whereas the older term was decreasingly used in positive / neutral themes but remained its presence in negatively themed articles. Findings also indicated higher use of the older term as dangerous wordings in a stereotyping context. CONCLUSION: Results suggested a good penetration of new term in the media and shift of association with new term more with positive image and old term with negative image. Results provide a positive preliminary evaluation of introducing new terms of psychosis.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://easap.asia/index.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry-
dc.relation.ispartof東亞精神科學志-
dc.rightsEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.titleNewspaper coverage of mental illness in Hong Kong between 2002 and 2012: the impact of introduction of new Chinese name of psychosis-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailChan, KWS: kwsherry@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSo, HC: hcso@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHui, CLM: christyh@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, EHM: edwinlhm@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChang, WC: changwc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, KWS=rp00539-
dc.identifier.authorityLee, EHM=rp01575-
dc.identifier.authorityChang, WC=rp01465-
dc.identifier.authorityChen, EYH=rp00392-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.hkuros249132-
dc.identifier.volume24-
dc.identifier.issue4 suppl.-
dc.identifier.spage96, abstract F06-
dc.identifier.epage97-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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