Table 1

Agreement with statements about access to mental health services, stigma of mental illness and perceived barriers to care, number agreeing (n), overall N for each statement* and weighted percentage agreeing (%).

n

N*

% agreeing


Access

It's difficult to schedule an appointment

251

696

28.8

It would be difficult to get time off work for treatment

206

756

18.7

I don't know where to get help

165

792

16.0

I don't have adequate transport

40

794

4.4

Stigma

Members of my unit might have less confidence in me

556

726

73.2

My unit bosses might treat me differently

558

734

71.3

It would harm my career

381

685

47.3

I would be seen as weak by those who are important to me

356

690

41.0

It would be too embarrassing

330

727

37.1

My bosses would blame me for the problem

182

630

15.4

Attitudes to mental health care/providers

My visit would not remain confidential

133

708

14.4

I would think less of a team member or colleague if I knew they were receiving mental health counselling

95

721

10.8

I've had bad experiences with mental health professionals

96

647

8.6

I don't trust mental health professionals

64

677

6.0

My bosses discourage the use of mental health services

75

643

5.6

Mental health care doesn't work

27

653

3.6


(Total sample size = 821)

* Excludes those who responded 'neither agree or disagree' and those with missing data

Iversen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:31   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-31

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