Antecedents of willingness to providing pharmaceutical services with mental illness individuals

Nesya Jeihan Daniswara, Setiyo Budi Santoso, Prasojo Pribadi

Abstract


Currently, mental health problems are becoming a global epidemic. In developed countries like America, in 2017 as many as 46.6 million Americans had mental illness. In addition, in 2015, Indonesia ranked second after India as a country in the Asia Pacific region with the most mental illness sufferers. Pharmacists play a role in providing health care for mental illness patients such as medication management, providing drug information, counseling about drugs, and facilitating treatment adherence strategies. This study aims to determine the effect of stigma, attitudes and beliefs on the willingness of pharmacy students in Central Java to provide services to individuals with mental illness. This research is a quantitative correlational study with a cross sectional approach. Data analysis were used Structural Equation Modeling - Partial Least Square (SEM-PLS). The statistical results showed that attitudes had a positive effect on the willingness of pharmacy students to provide pharmaceutical services to individuals with mental illness (P<0.05). However, stigma and belief do not affect the willingness of pharmacy students to provide pharmaceutical services to individuals with mental illness (P>0.05). This study suggests conducting learning evaluations such as improving mental



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijphs.v11i1.20931

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