Tia Suryaningsih, Veny Elita, Herlina Herlina


Mental disorders is syndrome of behavior patterns that are clinically meaningful and directly related to distress or
suffering and can cause disabilities in one or more of human life functions. This study aims to determine the
relationship between stigma and people’s attitudes towards mental disorders in West Sidomulyo Village. This study
uses descriptive correlation design and cross sectional approach. The sample in this study were 38 respondents chosen
based on inclusion criteria using purposive sampling technique. The measuring instrument used is a questionnaire that
has been tested for validity and reliability. The data analysis used is fisher exact test. The results showed thatp value =
0,009 (p < 0,05), which means that there is a significant correlation between stigma and people’s attitudes towards
individuals with mental disorders. There is a significant relationship between stigma and people's attitudes towards
people with mental disorders. The lower the stigma of society towards people with mental disorders, the more positive
the attitude of society towards people with mental disorders, on the other hand, if the stigma of society is high, the
attitude given by society to people with mental disorders will also be negative.Based on the results of this study, it is
hoped that nursing staff, especially community mental nurses, can understand the condition of people with mental
disorders and contribute to society regarding the stigma of mental disorders by providing health education and
appropriate information for the community regarding people with mental disorders.

Keywords: Attitude; Mental disorders; stigma.

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