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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 24-26

Knowledge of care givers of mentally ill patients on psychotropic drugs and various therapies in selected hospitals with a view to develop self instructional module

1 College of Nursing, AFMC, Pune, India
2 Army Base Hospital, NewDelhi, India
3 KKS College of Nursing, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262446

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Caregiver plays an important role to provide care for mentally ill patients. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge of care-givers of mentally ill clients on selected therapies at Asha hospital, Hyderabad with a view to develop self instructional module. Descriptive research design was used for the study. A total of 100 subjects were selected using convenient sampling technique method. Socio demographic data and questionnaire method was used to collect the information for period of one week. Results: showed that the most (95%) care-givers had overall knowledge about conventional and alternative therapies. The results also revealed majority 84% care-givers had average and above average knowledge about conventional therapies and 93% care-givers had average and above average knowledge regarding alternative therapies. Hence the researcher felt that overall 5% of care-givers need health education with regard to conventional and alternative therapies and 16% regarding conventional therapies and 7% regarding alternative therapies.

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