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Table 3 Knowledge of the respondents towards mental health and mental health problems at Jimma Zone, Seka woreda South-west Ethiopia, March 2020

From: Knowledge of the community regarding mental health problems: a cross-sectional study

Variables Characteristics Response Frequency Percentage
Metal illness is due to Genetic reasons Yes 116 27.6
Stress/tension Yes 377 89.8
Accident/injury Yes 357 85.0
Brain functional abnormality Yes 390 92.9
Family events/conflict Yes 350 83.3
Conflict in marriage or family Yes 364 86.7
Worrying too much Yes 388 92.4
Neurotransmitter imbalances Yes 271 64.5
witchcraft Yes 259 61.7
God's punishment for past sins Yes 321 76.4
Evil spirit possession Yes 368 87.6
Personal weakness Yes 240 57.1
Poor nutrition Yes 210 50.0
Polluted atmosphere Yes 149 35.5
Mental illness can be treated Traditional Yes 205 48.8
Religious Yes 272 64.8
Medical Yes 337 80.2
professional advice or counseling can be an effective treatment for people with mental illnesses   Yes 256 61.0
Medication can be an effective treatment for people with mental illnesses   Yes 358 85.2
Mental illness requires treatment from the psychiatric hospital   Yes 378 90
Mental illness can be successfully managed at home by families   Yes 209 49.8
Mental illness should be managed by witchdoctors   Yes 215 51.2
Mental illness can be cured by marriage   Yes 207 49.3
  1. Responses only “Yes” or “No”