Poster Session  |   July 2017
Occupational Therapy Students’ Stigmatizing Beliefs About People With Schizophrenia
Author Affiliations
  • Stairways Behavioral Health
  • Gannon University
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Occupational Therapy Students’ Stigmatizing Beliefs About People With Schizophrenia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510171p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO1038
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510171p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO1038
Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

This quantitative cross-sectional study assessed occupational therapy (OT) student attitudes toward people with mental illness (MI). Attitudes improved overall during the 5-yr OT program; however, no significant differences were found for some attitude factors, such as blame. MI stigma must be addressed in OT training.

Primary Author and Speaker: Christine Linkie

Additional Authors and Speakers: Megan Theuerkauf, Dhanvi Amin, Lauren Dillon, Claudia Anukam, Jennifer Cobler