A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Psychoeducation on Reducing the Level of Nomophobia among the Adults in Sothupakkam at Kanchipuram District

Muniraj, C (2014) A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Psychoeducation on Reducing the Level of Nomophobia among the Adults in Sothupakkam at Kanchipuram District. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.


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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Psychoeducation on Reducing the Level of Nomophobia among the Adults in Sothupakkam at Kanchipuram District. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the level of nomophobia among the adults. 2. To assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation on reducing in level of nomophobia 3. To compare pretest and posttest psychoeducation on reducing the level of nomophobia among the adults. 4. To associate the posttest score ofpsychoeducation on reducing the level of nomophobia among the adults with selected demographic variables. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS: ASSESS: It refer to the level of nomophobia among the adults as mild and moderate and sever nomophobia by using self structure rating scale. EFFECTIVENESS: It refers to the degree of psychoeducation on nomophobia will reduce the symptom of nomophobia among the adults. PSYCHOEDUCATION: It refers to the psychoeducation rendered by the researcher regarding the meaning, definition,causes, symptoms, warning signs, treatment and management of nomophobia. NOMOPHOBIA: It refers to a psychological syndrome in which a person is afraid of being out of mobile or cell phone contact, manifested as feelings of anger, tension depression, arguments, social isolation, lack of concentration and fatigue. THE ADULTS: It refers to Adults between the age groups of 20 to 49 years residing in sothupakkam, village at kanchipuram District. ASSUMPTIONS: 1. The adults have more fear of being out of mobile phone. 2. The adults have to important role to managing them nomophobia level. 3. Psychoeducation helps to adults to reduced level of nomophobia, 4. Who using mobile phone for longer duration might develop nomophobia. DELMITATION: The studyis delimited to a periodof 6 weeks. HYPOTHESIS: H1 : There is a significant in reducing the nomophobia After psychoeducation. H2 : There is a significant association between the post test score of psychoeducation among adults with Selected demographic variables. CONCLUSION: In the pretest out of 60adults, 26 (43.3%) adults had processing sever nomophobia 32 (53.3%) had moderately nomophobia. In the post test 57 (95%) mild level of nomophobia and 3 (5.0%) and the ‘t’ value 21.35 was compared with tabulated table value at the level of P< 0.05 was significant. Thus it was concluded that psychoeducation was statistically effective. NURSING PRACTICE: ❖ Psychiatry health nurse and other health professionals should be aware of psycho education on reduction in level of nomophobia among the adults. psychoeducation is an important part for individual. The purpose is to maintain, improve and promote the knowledge regarding nomophobia. The psycho education also includes planning the course content of knowledge update of nomophobia. ❖ The teaching given and it showed that there was an increase in the knowledge and attitude of the adult regarding nomophobia. This would facilitate awareness among adult about nomophobia. NURSING EDUCATION: ❖ The study outlines, the significance of short term courses and in-service education to equip nurses with the current knowledge on nomophobia. ❖ Nurse educators when planning and instructing nursing students, should provide opportunities for students to gain the knowledge in teaching students in nomophobia. ❖ Nursing personnel should be given in-service education to update their knowledge. ❖ Nurse educators when instructing the students, should provide adequate opportunity for each student. NURSING ADMINISTRATION: ❖ With technology advanced and ever growing challenges of health care needs. The college and hospital administration, have a responsibility to provide nurses, nurse educators with continuing education opportunities on nomophobia. This will enable the nurses to update their knowledge and to acquire special skills. ❖ The study finding will help the administrator to arrange continuing education programme for nurses regarding nomophobia. It helps to prepare adequate learning material for giving health education. ❖ The nurse administrator should take active part in the policy making, developing protocol, standing orders related health education. ❖ An educational programme on nomophobia need adequate supervision by nursing administrator and motives them to carry out educative roles. NURSING RESEARCH: ❖ There is a need for intensive and extensive research in this area. It opens a big avenue for research on innovative methods of creating awareness, development of teaching material and setting up multimedia centers for teaching and for creating awareness among the public regarding nomophobia. ❖ These study findings will identify the present knowledge about nomophobia to know extent of necessary information to be given. ❖ This study will motivate other investigator to conduct future studies regarding this topic. ❖ This study will help the nurse researchers to develop insight into the developing module and set information towards awareness about nomophobia and prevention of complication. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the research findings the following recommenda

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Psychoeducation, Reducing the Level of Nomophobia, Adults, Sothupakkam, Kanchipuram District.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 10:53
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 06:46
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1745

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