↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

Attitudes of psychiatrists toward obsessive–compulsive disorder patients

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

twitter
2 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
1 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
39 Mendeley
Title
Attitudes of psychiatrists toward obsessive–compulsive disorder patients
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s85540
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pichaya Kusalaruk, Ratana Saipanish, Thanita Hiranyatheb

Abstract

Negative attitudes from doctors and the resulting stigmatization have a strong impact on psychiatric patients' poor access to treatment. There are various studies centering on doctors' attitudes toward psychiatric patients, but rarely focusing on the attitudes to specific disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This research aimed to focus on psychiatrists' attitudes toward OCD patients. The participants were actual psychiatrists who signed a form of consent. The main tool used in this study was a questionnaire developed from a focus group interview of ten psychiatrists about their attitudes toward OCD patients. More than 80% of the participating psychiatrists reported a kindhearted attitude toward OCD patients in the form of pity, understanding, and empathy. Approximately one-third of the respondents thought that OCD patients talk too much, waste a lot of time, and need more patience when compared with other psychiatric disorder sufferers. More than half of the respondents thought that OCD patients had poor compliance with behavioral therapy. The number of psychiatrists who had confidence in treating OCD patients with medications (90.1%) was much higher than those expressing confidence in behavioral therapy (51.7%), and approximately 80% perceived that OCD patients were difficult to treat. Although 70% of the respondents chose medications combined with behavioral therapy as the most preferred mode of treatment, only 7.7% reported that they were proficient in exposure and response prevention. Even though most psychiatrists had a more positive than negative attitude toward OCD patients, they still thought OCD patients were difficult to treat and had poor compliance with behavioral therapy. Only a small number of the participating psychiatrists reported proficiency in exposure and response prevention.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 39 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Master 5 13%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 11 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 12 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2015.
All research outputs
#14,231,810
of 22,817,213 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1,471
of 2,985 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#135,475
of 263,426 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#49
of 91 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,817,213 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 35th percentile – i.e., 35% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,985 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.6. This one is in the 46th percentile – i.e., 46% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 263,426 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 45th percentile – i.e., 45% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 91 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 31st percentile – i.e., 31% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.