Effectiveness of Auditory Hallucination Audio Media on Medical Students’ Attitudes towards Psychiatric Patient and Mental Illness

  • Sucheera Amornmahaphun Division of Psychiatry, Roi-et Hospital
  • Jariya Jiranukool Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mahasarakham University
  • Ueamporn Summart Research Center, Roi-et Hospital
Keywords: auditory hallucination audio media, medical student, attitude, psychiatric patient, mental illness

Abstract

Objective : To study the effectiveness of auditory hallucination audio media on medical students’attitudes towards psychiatric patient and mental illness
Methods : The randomized controlled trial (RCT) enrolled the fourth- and fifth-year medical students from Roiet hospital and Kalasin hospital medical education center of Mahasarakham
University. All of them had never taken any psychiatry subject before participating in this study. The experimental group (n=48) was tested by listening to an auditory hallucination
audio media, while the control group (n=49) listened to a Thai song. Mental Illness: Clinicians’ Attitude scale (MICA-2), medical student version, was used to evaluate the attitude towards
mental illness before and after intervention. The mean scores of MICA-2 between two groups and within each group were compared.
Results : Before the intervention, there were no significant differences in MICA-2 scores on attitude towards mental illness between two groups. The mean pre-test scores of the
experimental and the control groups were 48.15 and 47.65, respectively (p=0.717). Comparing the mean change scores after the intervention, there were no significant differences between
two groups too. The mean change scores of the experimental and the control groups were 1.13 and -0.31, respectively (p=0.108).
Conclusion : The auditory hallucination audio media usage had no effect on attitude towards mental illness among the 4th and 5th year medical students who had never taken any psychiatry
subject. In further study, the media, timing, and experimental environment should be revised and improved to have the benefit for the medical students’ attitudes.

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Amornmahaphun, S., Jiranukool, J., & Summart, U. (1). Effectiveness of Auditory Hallucination Audio Media on Medical Students’ Attitudes towards Psychiatric Patient and Mental Illness. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 62(2), 149-156. Retrieved from https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/92332