Internalized Stigma Among Individuals With Psychosis: A Cross-Sectional Study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (69091)

Session Information: Mental Health
Session Chair: Himanshu Gupta

Monday, 3 April 2023 09:25
Session: Session 1
Room: Room A (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

1. Background
Stigma towards people with psychosis has been identified as one of the barriers for accessing mental health services. People who experience psychosis often experience stigma due to the perception that they are dangerous, violent, and unpredictable. To date, there is a paucity of empirical studies on stigma towards psychosis in LMIC, including Indonesia.
2. Objectives
To determine the internalized stigma, its correlates, and care seeking behaviors among individuals who experience psychosis in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
3. Methods
This cross-sectional study was conducted on individuals who experience psychosis. Data were collected in Province of Yogyakarta, Indonesia from October to December 2021. Two hundred and thirty-eight patients were selected and completed the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI). A descriptive analysis was accomplished followed by multivariate analysis to explore the sociodemographic and clinical correlates of stigma.
4. Results
The mean of internalized stigma score was 2.29 (SD = 0.31). Meanwhile, A total of 22.3% of participants showed high internalized stigma. Among the five subscales of the internalized stigma, the highest mean score was on endorsement of stereotypes, meanwhile the lowest mean score was stigma resistance.
5. Implication
Stigma is not only a common difficulty for psychosis patients who admitted in mental health hospital and public health clinic, but also for patients who access spiritual-based rehabilitation center for seeking help. Mental health institutions are suggested to collaborate with spiritual and community-based care to provide anti-stigma against psychosis and family psychoeducation.

Ria Dwi Agustina, McGill University, Canada

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Ria Dwi Agustina is a University Doctoral Student at McGill University in Canada

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00