A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding Antipsychotic drugs among care givers of psychiatric patients in a tertiary care setting, Coimbatore

Idah Theboral, G (2018) A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding Antipsychotic drugs among care givers of psychiatric patients in a tertiary care setting, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic medications are powerful, mind-altering drugs that are prescribed to control psychotic symptoms. Right attitude of caregivers towards antipsychotic drugs is very important. It is also necessary to have a proper understanding of the expected side effects of atypical antipsychotics especially for the caregivers to develop positive attitude, as they are the people who should encourage and ensure that the patient is taking medications. Thus the relapse of the condition can be prevented, which will eventually improve the prognosis. METHODS: The research design adopted was pre-experimental design, one group pre-test- post-test design. Totally 40 care givers were selected by purposive sampling method. The study was conducted in psychiatric ward and new psychiatric ward in PSG Hospital. The data was collected through self-administered knowledge questionnaire. Subsquently structured teaching programme regarding antipsychotic drugs was given for 15-20 minutes. The post test was conducted by the same knowledge questionnaire after 7 days. The data collected was analysed by using descriptive statistics. Paired ‘t’ test and chi-square analysis. RESULTS: During pretest, none of them had adequate level of knowledge. 3 (7.5%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 37 (92.5%) had inadequate knowledge about antipsychotic drugs. After the structured teaching programme, the knowledge level of care givers after 7days of post test showed that 35 (87.5%) had adequate knowledge, and 5 (12.5%) had moderately adequate knowledge. There was significant difference found between before and after structured teaching programme. The over all pre test mean with SD was (11.90±2.06) and post test mean with SD was (25.30±1.16). Thus the result showed that structured teaching programme regarding antipsychotic drug was highly effective. There was a marked difference in knowledge score of care givers (t = 35.8) after the structured teaching programme on antipsychotic drugs. CONCLUSION: The study concludes that the structured teaching programme was effective in enchancing the knowledge of care givers about antipsychotic drugs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antipsychotic drugs, Structured teaching programme, caregivers.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 01:45
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 01:45
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11655

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