Opinions about mental illness were measured, in 1994, in a probability sample consisting of 360 residents of two boroughs in greater Athens.
These boroughs represent the catchment area of a community mental health centre.
The aim of this study was to compare the differences in attitudes towards mental illness with a matched sample of 360 respondents drawn from the sample of the 1979/1980 attitudinal study, conducted in the same area.
The instrument used was the Opinion about Mental Illness scale. which yields five factors.
In all five factors statistically significant differences between the two samples were observed.
The recent study sample expressed more positive attitudes towards the social integration of the mentally ill. and did not favour the social discrimination against and restriction of mental patients.
These results could be explained in the context of a positive and tolerant social climate in the Athens area, strengthened by the implementation of local community mental health intervention programmes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Perception sociale, Attitude, Communauté, Grèce, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Evolution, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Social perception, Attitude, Community, Greece, Europe, Follow up study, Evolution, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0128631
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 16/11/1999.