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Table 2 Responses to knowledge items of 226 PHCPs who responded to a survey on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding depression in Fako Division, Cameroon

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding depression among primary health care providers in Fako division, Cameroon

No. Statement Agree
n (%)
Disagree
n (%)
Don’t knowa n (%) Total
n (%)
1 Have you ever heard about depression? 226 (100) 0 (0) 0(0) 226 (100)
2 Do you consider depression as a health problem? 210 (92.9) 11 (5) 5 (2.1) 226 (100)
3 Depression affects people of a particular age group. 60 (26.5) 152 (67.3) 14 (6.2) 226 (100)
4 Depression is caused by witchcraft, charms or evil spirits. 14 (6.2) 193 (84.4) 19 (8.4) 226 (100)
5 Patients with depression can break down at any time. 203 (89.8) 12 (5.3) 11 (4.9) 226 (100)
6 Patients with depression are dangerous to themselves and others. 167 (73.9) 48 (21.2) 11 (4.9) 226 (100)
7 Depression can lead to suicide and suicide attempts. 210 (92.9) 12 (5.3) 1 (1.9) 226 (100)
8 Depression can be treated with pharmacological methods and psychotherapy. 194 (85.9) 18 (8.0) 14 (6.1) 226 (100)
9 Depression is best managed by traditional doctors/healers. 5 (2.2) 206 (91.2) 15 (6.6) 226 (100)
10 Depression responds better to traditional remedies than orthodox treatment most of the time. 8 (3.5) 181 (80.1) 37 (16.4) 226 (100)
11 Amitriptyline is an anti-depressant drug. 91 (40.3) 15 (6.6) 120 (53.1) 226 (100)
12 Methotrexate is an anti-depressant drug. 35 (15.5) 58 (25.7) 133 (58.9) 226 (100)
13 Fluoxetine is an anti-depressant drug. 64 (28.3) 23 (10.2) 139 (61.5) 226 (100)
14 Carbamazepine is an anti-depressant drug. 91 (40.3) 23 (10.2) 112 (49.5) 226 (100)
15 Do you know of a tool used to classify depressed patients? If response is yes,please specify the tool. 4 (1.8) 222 (98.2) NA 226 (100)
  1. aor Neutral; NA: Not applicable
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