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Table 7 Main results of survey among MHOs

From: Evaluating China’s mental health policy on local-level promotion and implementation: a case study of Liuyang Municipality

Characteristics of MHOs n = 32
Age, Mean (Std) 38.5 (8.7)
Male, n(%) 20 (62.5)
Major of higher education, n(%)
 Clinical medicine 16 (50)
 Nursing 8 (25)
 Public Health 4 (12.5)
 Pharmacy 4 (12.5)
Professional qualification, n(%)  
 Physician (Assistant) License 14 (43.8)
 Nurse License 8 (25)
 Public Health Practitioner (Assistant) License 3 (9.4)
 Pharmacist License 4 (12.5)
 Without medical license 3 (9.4)
Part-time, n(%) 32 (100)
Being Mental Health Officer for over 3 years*, n(%) 9 (28.1)
Times of in-service training per person-year, Mean (Std) 0.8 (0.5)
Mental health work of towns n = 32
Detection rate of PWP (%), Mean (Std) 0.38 (0.6)
Treatment rate of PWP (%), Mean (Std) 73.18 (25.1)
Rate of PWP in stable condition (%), Mean (Std) 75.82 (34.7)
Rate of PWP under guardianship (%), Mean (Std) 98.47 (3.3)
Number of PWP’s crime & violent/disruptive behaviors, last year 1
Visit to PWP, n(%)
 Frequency: Semi-monthly 1 (3.1) Methods: Face-to-face only 5 (15.62)
     Once every 2 months 6 (18.8)    Telephone only 1 (3.1)
     Quarterly 24 (75)    Mixed 26 (81.3)
     Half-yearly 1 (3.1)    Full coverage of patients 27 (84.4)
Number of mental-health-related training for village doctors in last year*, n(%)
 0 2 (6.3)
 1 12 (37.5)
 2–4 12 (37.5)
  > 4 5 (15.7)
Top barriers for work implementation, frequencies  
 Lacking/insufficient cooperation from patients and/or families (including refusal to physical exams, medication & visits from MHOs, communication with patients and/or families) 29
 Bad adherence (to medication) of patients 5
 Heavy workload and pressure as being a part-time MHOs 4
  1. *There is one missing data