Attitude of Medical Students at Sultan Qaboos University toward Psychiatry

Al Qubtan, A., Al Lawati, J., Al Alawi, M. and Al Sinawi, H. 2016. Attitude of Medical Students at Sultan Qaboos University toward Psychiatry. International Journal of Public Health & Safety. 1 101. https://doi.org/10.4172/ijphs.1000101

TitleAttitude of Medical Students at Sultan Qaboos University toward Psychiatry
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAl Qubtan, A., Al Lawati, J., Al Alawi, M. and Al Sinawi, H.
Abstract

Objectives: To examine the attitude of medical students at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) toward Psychiatry
and the impact of factors such as age, gender, curriculum, clinical level, Psychiatry training, and experience of
mental illness in self or family.
Methods: This is a cross sectional study conducted among medical students at the college of Medicine at Sultan
Qaboos University, muscat, Oman. All students from the Pre–clerkship, junior–clerkship and 7th year students were
invited to participate in this study. The 30 items Attitude toward Psychiatry survey (ATP–30) was used. Data was
analyzed using statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 19.
Results: A total of 269 students participated in the study (37% males and 63% females). The Attitude towards
Psychiatry (ATP) was moderately positive and the positivity increased among the students who completed psychiatry
rotation. The impact of demographic factors on the attitude was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: This study showed that medical students at Sultan Qaboos University have a positive attitude
toward psychiatry.

Article number101
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health & Safety
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4172/ijphs.1000101
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Published21 Mar 2016

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