Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 136--142

Knowledge, attitude, and practice about mental health challenges among healthcare students of a private university


Muhammad Zahid Iqbal1, Rahul Rathi2, Sunil K Prajapati1, Mavis S Zi Qing1, Teh S Pheng1, Heng Wei Kee1, Mohd B Bahari1, Sawri Rajan3, Fahad I Al-Saikhan4, Muhammad S Iqbal4 
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
3 Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
4 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj 11942, Saudi Arabia

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Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthcare students (Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry) in a private university about mental health challenges (MHC). Materials and Methods: A research cross-sectional observational was conducted to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of students towards MHC at a private university in Malaysia. A validated questionnaire was distributed to 284 students studying in three different selected faculties, namely the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 24.0 was used to analyze the data. Results: Upon evaluation of knowledge, male students were having less-adequate knowledge than females (P = 0.006). Malay students were having adequate knowledge than other races about MHC. Faculty of Medicine was having adequate knowledge than other faculties (P ≤ 0.001). Regarding attitude, the Faculty of Pharmacy students had the highest positive attitudes (P = 0.001). Final year students were having a more positive attitude than pre-final year students. For the evaluation of practice, the Faculty of Dentistry students had the lowest practice compared with other faculties. Conclusion: In conclusion, overall, good knowledge was seen among the students of the private medical university about MHC. The medical students had adequate knowledge when compared with other faculties in the university.


How to cite this article:
Zahid Iqbal M, Rathi R, Prajapati SK, Zi Qing MS, Pheng TS, Wei Kee H, Bahari MB, Rajan S, Al-Saikhan FI, Iqbal MS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice about mental health challenges among healthcare students of a private university.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:136-142


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Zahid Iqbal M, Rathi R, Prajapati SK, Zi Qing MS, Pheng TS, Wei Kee H, Bahari MB, Rajan S, Al-Saikhan FI, Iqbal MS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice about mental health challenges among healthcare students of a private university. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];13:136-142
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