Prevalence of psychological disorders among patients attending community health centers, Perak, Malaysia

  • Asma Perveen
  • Rahmattullah Khan Bin Abdul Wahab Khan
  • Md Azman Shahadan
  • Hazalizah Binti Hamzah
  • Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas
  • Abdul Mujeeb Khan

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of psychological disorders among community health centers in Batang Padang district Perak. Material & Methods: To conduct this study survey research method was used, seven community health centers in Batang Padang District, Perak were contacted to collect data from (N=216) respondents, who attended health facilities in Batang Padang District. There is no age limit, no education difference and no other requirement needed. Instrument and Materials: Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) PRIME Screen and PRIME MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ). Results: Data collected from seven health community centers revealed that prevalence of Stress 86%, anxiety 124%, depression 67, psychotic symptoms 16%, somatoform symptoms 52%, panic symptoms 28%, and substance abuse 21%. the higher prevalence was stress and depression among people attending health centers. Conclusion: Results findings indicated that there is significant prevalence of psychological disorder among community health centers. Analysis of the results help us to determine that there is strong need to provide psychological services, awareness and education plan, management and prevention for psychological disorders

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Published
2017-09-30
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Perveen A, Khan R, Shahadan MA, Hamzah H, Hidayah Abas NA, Khan A. Prevalence of psychological disorders among patients attending community health centers, Perak, Malaysia. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 30Sep.2017 [cited 19Mar.2019];29(3):292-6. Available from: http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/763
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