Effectiveness of In-service Education Programme on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Integration of Mental Health Nursing concepts among Nurses at selected setting, Chennai

Sheeba Gracelin, B (2012) Effectiveness of In-service Education Programme on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Integration of Mental Health Nursing concepts among Nurses at selected setting, Chennai. Masters thesis, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The theme of WHO for World Mental Health Day for the year 2010 is “Mental health- long term illness the need for continued and integrated care”. It is a unique opportunity to bring attention to the integration of mental health care and long term (chronic) medical illness. It should be used for awareness constituting all target audiences within and beyond the health sector. People who have a psychiatric disorder are more likely to have physical problems and are now more likely to access general hospitals to meet their health needs. A number of studies have demonstrated that the majority of general nurses have difficulty in meeting the needs of patients with mental health problems. Nurses working in general hospitals are concentrating more on physical aspects of care and psychological care is being neglected thereby the psychological problems in chronic physically ill patients remains unnoticed. Creating an awareness through in-service education programme regarding the integration of mental health nursing concepts may help the nurses understand the need, thereby they can provide a holistic care. OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of need for in-service education programme, post test level of knowledge and attitude and compare the effectiveness in-service education programme on knowledge and attitude regarding integration of mental health nursing concepts among nurses between group A and group B. METHODOLOGY: RESEARCH APPROACH: Quantitative Research Approach. RESEARCH DESIGN: Quasi - experimental post test only design. SETTING: Sundaram Medical Foundation, Annanagar, Chennai. SAMPLE: 60 nurses who fulfilled the sample selection criteria. MEASUREMENT AND TOOL: Need assessment scale was used for identifying the need for in-service education programme, Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge and a four point likert scale was used to assess the level of attitude regarding integration of mental health nursing concepts among nurses. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. RESULTS: 1. At the level of need in Group A, 12 (40%) of nurses had moderate level of need and 18 (60%) of nurses had high level of need. Whereas in Group B, 9 (30%) of nurses had moderate level of need and 21 (70%) had high level of need. 2. There is no significant difference in the level of need for in-service education programme between Group A and Group B. 3. At the post test level in Group A, 19 (63.33%) of nurses had adequate knowledge and 11 (36.67%) of nurses had moderately adequate knowledge. Whereas in Group B, 16 (53.33%) of nurses had inadequate knowledge and 14 (46.67%) had moderately adequate knowledge. 4. At the post test level in Group A, 21 (70%) of nurses had favourable attitude and 9 (30%) of nurses had moderately favourable attitude. Whereas in Group B, 13 (43.33%) had unfavourable attitude and 17 (56.67%) of nurses had moderately favourable attitude. 5. There is a significant difference in the post test level of knowledge and attitude between the Group A and Group B. 6. There is no significant association of post test level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables like age in years, gender, religion, marital status, education, designation and total years of experience of nurses in Group A and Group B. CONCLUSION: In Group A, majority 19 (63.33%) of nurses had adequate knowledge and 21 (70%) of nurses had favourable attitude in the post test. This shows that the inservice education programme is relevant to enhance knowledge and attitude regarding integration of mental health nursing concepts among nurses. IMPLICATION: The important role of nursing in addressing the mental health needs of patients across all health care settings is clearly crucial to its holistic philosophy. The education of both current and future nurses must be viewed as an important step to rectifying the current problem.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, In-service Education Programme, Knowledge, Attitude, Integration, Mental Health Nursing, Nurses, selected setting, Chennai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 13:27
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2020 13:27
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13053

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