Knowledge and Attitudes about Handling Mental Health Problems of the Implementing Team in Community
Keywords:Knowledge, Attitude, Mental Health, Community
People with mental disorders in the community have a greater number than in hospitals, so handling mental health problems in the community is very important to pay attention to. The government has also formed a special team in handling mental health problems in the community consisting of several cross-sectors. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes about handling mental health problems in a special team that handles mental health problems in the community. The sample in this study is part of the team for handling mental health problems in the community which consists of elements of health, government, police, army and society. The sampling method in this study is clustered simple random sampling, obtained as many as 46 respondents. Data were analyzed by univariate and bivariate analysis. The results showed that 72% good knowledge, 28% sufficient knowledge and 0% lack of knowledge, while attitudes showed good attitudes 67%, 33% sufficient attitudes and 0% poor attitudes. This study also shows that knowledge affects attitudes with a p-value of 0.031.