A study to assess the quality of life of schizophrenic patients attending outpatient department of mental health centre, Trivandrum, Kerala.

Priya Rajan, C (2012) A study to assess the quality of life of schizophrenic patients attending outpatient department of mental health centre, Trivandrum, Kerala. Masters thesis, Vivekanandha College of Nursing, Tiruchengode.

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Abstract

A study to assess the quality of life of schizophrenic patients attending outpatient department of mental health centre, Trivandrum, Kerala. OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life of schizophrenic patients. To determine the relationship between quality of life with the socio demographic variables such as age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, type of family, place of residence, duration of illness and treatment. To prepare a health education module for the schizophrenic patients. The conceptual frame work used for this study was based on Roy’s adaptation model. Reviewing the literature of the related study the researcher selected the conceptual frame work. The research design adopted for the study was non experimental descriptive survey design. The sample consists of 80 schizophrenia patients attending outpatient department of mental health centre, Trivandrum, Kerala. Convenient sampling was used for the selection of the samples. Quality of life inventory was used to assess the quality of life of the patients. The tool consists of two sections Section I -the demographic variables Section II- the modified quality of life inventory. The reliability of the tool was r = 0.95 MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE SYUDY ; FINDINGS RELATED TO DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES: Among 80 subjects 36 (45%) were in the age group of 31-40 yrs, 25 (31.25%) were in the age group of 41-50 yrs, 16 (20%) were in the age group of 20-30 yrs, and 3 (3.75%) were in the age group more than 50 yrs. Among 80 subjects, 50 (63%) were males, and 30 (37%) were females. Among 80 subjects 39 (49%) were Christians, 33 (41%) were Hindus, and 8 (10%) were Muslims. Among 80 subjects 52 (65%) were unmarried and 14 (17.5%) were married, and 14 (17.5%) were widow/divorced. Among 80 subjects 43 (54%) were illiterate, 20 (25%) were having primary school education, 13 (16%) were having high school education, 4 (5%) were graduates. Among 80 subjects 42 (52.5%) were unemployed, 32 (40%) of the samples were cooli workers, and 6 (7.5%) of the samples were private employees, none of the samples were government employees. Among 80 the subjects 39 (49%) belongs to the joint family, 23 (29%) of the subjects belongs to single parent family, 18 (22%) of the subjects belongs to nuclear family. In this study subjects 64 (80%) were from the rural area, and 16 (20%) from the urban area. In this study subjects 61(76%) were having illness for less than 15years, and 19 (24%) subjects were having illness for more than 15 years. Among the 80 subjects 69 (86%) were taking treatment for less than 15 years, 11 (14%) were taking treatment for more than 15 years. Among 80 subjects 47 (59%) were not taking correct follow up, and 33 (41%) of the subjects were taking correct follow up.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schizophrenic Patients; Outpatient Department; Mental Health Centre; Kerala.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 10:07
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4359

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