Ibrahim S. Yar’ Zever

Department of Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Assessment of Relatives Beliefs and Attitude on Mental Illness and Treatment in Kano, Nigeria
    Author(s): Ibrahim S. Yar’ Zever*

    Background: Mental health illnesses are major issues in Kano State, Nigeria. Therefore it is important for families to have the knowledge of mental healthcare illnesses, unfortunately, families lack knowledge of mental health education and that create negative beliefs and attitude about mental illness and that limit the optimal benefit of management to the patient. Objective: This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate relatives’ knowledge, beliefs and attitude on mental illness and place of treatment in Kano State. Methods: This survey was conducted during the period of 5th June to 30th September 2016, where adult relatives (aged >20 years) of mentally ill patients receiving treatment for the period of 2 – 5 years in Dawanau Mental Health Hospital in Kano were invited for the study.. Read More»

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