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The attitude and perception of hospital doctors about the management of psychiatric disorders.
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PMID:  16181575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine perception and the attitude of non-psychiatric doctors about psychiatric problems working in a tertiary care hospital. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. The questionnaires distributed were returned within one week duration. SUBJECT AND METHODS: All the doctors working in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar for more than one year except house officers and those working in Paediatrics, Radiology and Administration Block were given anonymous questionnaires. RESULTS: Two hundred and ten doctors returned the questionnaires. One hundred and eighty-three (87 %) of respondents were male. Ninty-eight percent of doctors agreed that psychological factors were important in the cause and outcome of physical disorders but only 26.7 % agreed that management of emotional issues is medical responsibility. There was no statistically significant difference between physicians and surgeons in their attitude towards importance of psychological factors in the physical disorders. CONCLUSION: Doctors working in tertiary care hospital have adequate awareness about the psychological and emotional factors in medical and surgical patients. However, some barriers against the provision of bio-psychosocial care seem to be present.
Saeed Farooq; Javed Akhter; Ejaz Anwar; Iqbal Hussain; Shajaat Ali Khan;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Hospitals, Public*
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy*

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