Effectiveness of Nursing Care on Patients with Schizophrenia

Laveena, D M (2010) Effectiveness of Nursing Care on Patients with Schizophrenia. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.


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The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of nursing care on patients with Schizophrenia. The samples of this study were 30, who met the inclusion criteria. Evaluative research design was adopted and the study was conducted at Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Insitute of Medical Sciences and Research. The convenient sampling technique was administered and the sample size was determined as thirty. The duration of data collection was six weeks. The instruments used for this study were; Section A - Proforma for demographic variables, Section B - Brief psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), Section C - Nursing intervention assessment check list. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: 1. The pretest mean score was 60.47 with the standard deviation of 11.00. In post test mean score was 48.89 with the standard deviation of 9.33. 2. The calculated value was compared with the tabulated value. The calculated value was greater than the tabulated value. So we accept the alternative hypothesis. Hence the nursing care was effective for the patients with Schizophrenia. 3. The effectiveness of nursing care among the patients with Schizophrenia was correlated with selected demographic variables. It showed that there was significant correlation between variables such as gender, history of mental illness in family and availability of support groups. NURSING IMPLICATIONS: • The present study can help nurses to enrich their skills and knowledge of nursing care on patients with Schizophrenia. • The study may help the nurses to provide effective nursing care to the patients with Schizophrenia NURSING EDUCATION: ❖ Efforts should be made to improve and expand nursing curriculum to provide more content in the area of nursing care for patients with Schizophrenia and train students in assessing and caring such patients. ❖ Conference, workshops, seminars can be given for nurses to impart education towards the care of patients with Schizophrenia. ❖ Students should be provided with adequate opportunities in developing skills in handling such patients and how to identify their problems and help them to promote comfort and wellbeing. NURSING SERVICE: ❖ Nurse working in psychiatric unit should have enough knowledge and special skills to tackle the patients with such Schizophrenic disorders. ❖ Nurse, as a counsellor should provide counselling and guidance to the patients and family members of the patients with Schizophrenia. NURSING ADMINISTRATION: ❖ Nurse Administrators can make necessary policies to implement the nursing care services for the Schizophrenic patients. ❖ Nurse Administrators can organize inservice education programmes and adequate staffing in psychiatric wards for an effective nursing care. ❖ The nurse administrator should give attention on the proper selection, placement and effective utilization of the nurses in all areas with their interest, creativity, ability in education of care providers to care patients with Schizophrenia. ❖ The nurse administrator should arrange seminar, conference, workshop related to nursing care of patients with Schizophrenia. NURSING RESEARCH: ❖ The findings of the study help the psychiatric nurses and students to develop the inquiry by providing baseline. The general aspect of the study result can be made by further replications of the study. ❖ A nurse researcher can provide supportive care measures which may improve psychological well being for the Schizophrenic patients. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the findings of the present study, the following recommendations have been made; ❖ This study can be conducted in other parts of the country with a larger sample. ❖ The same study can be conducted in different settings i.e. in the community settings. ❖ A qualitative study can be done to assess the impact of Schizophrenia on the social life of the patients.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Nursing Care, Patients, Schizophrenia.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 16:19
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 04:42
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13069

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