Challenging mental illness stigma in healthcare professionals and students: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Yin Ju Lien, Hui Shin Lin, Yin Ju Lien, Chi Hsuan Tsai, Ting Ting Wu, Hua Li, Yu Kang Tu

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Abstract

Objective: Stigma among healthcare professionals may lead to poor quality of healthcare services for patients with mental illness. This study conducts a network meta-analysis to estimate the relative efficacy between different types of anti-stigma interventions for healthcare professionals. Design: Network meta-analysis. Main Outcome Measures: The attitudes and behavior intension of healthcare professionals toward mental illness. Results: A total of 18 studies (22 trials) from 9 countries are included in the analysis. In the network meta-analysis, rank probabilities show interventions with indirect contact plus lecture (SUCRA = 81.5%), direct contact plus problem-based learning workshop (SUCRA = 77.4%), and indirect contact (SUCRA = 72.2%) having the highest probability of being ranked first, second, and third, respectively. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that education combining social contact is the most effective anti-stigma intervention, which can be implemented in clinical practices to help reduce this stigma and improve healthcare services for patients with mental illness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychology and Health
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • medical education
  • mental health
  • Mental illness stigma
  • systematic reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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