Effectiveness of social skills training upon levels of social skills among schizophernic clients

Sathya Narayani, S (2012) Effectiveness of social skills training upon levels of social skills among schizophernic clients. Masters thesis, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

A Quasi Experimental Study was conducted to Assess the Effectiveness of Social Skills Training Program upon Social Skills Among Schizophrenic Clients at Selected Mental Health Hospitals in Chennai. Objectives of the Study 1. To assess the level of social skills in the control and experimental group of the schizophrenic clients before and after social skills training program. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of social skills training by comparing the level of social skills in control and experimental group of schizophrenic clients before and after Social skills training program. 3. To determine the level of satisfaction regarding social skills training program among experimental group of schizophrenic clients. 4. To find out the association between level of social skills and selected demographic variables in control and experimental group of schizophrenic clients before and after Social skills training program. 5. To find out the association between level of social skills and selected clinical variables in control and experimental group of schizophrenic clients before and after Social skills training program. The conceptual frame work of the study was based on Albert Bandura Social Learning Theory. A Quasi Experimental research design (one control and one experimental group pre test, post test) was considered appropriate. Thirty clients for experimental group were chosen from the Asha Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for iv Schizophrenic Clients using purposive sampling technique and thirty clients for control group were chosen from the Doctor Peter Fernandez Home for Schizophrenia using purposive sampling technique and the data was collected using demographic variable Proforma ,clinical variable Proforma,NIMHANS social skills questionnaire and rating scale on level of satisfaction of social skills training program by interview , observation and self administration methods. Content validity of the tools was established .Then the pilot study was conducted before the main study. Social skills training program focuses on two aspects such as interpersonal domain like basic conversation, assertiveness, problem solving and domain of coping with illness like medication management, relaxation techniques, stress management and relapse prevention by using various methods such as power point presentations, group discussions, role play, and video show; aimed at promoting level of social skills .The program was conducted for 90 minutes in week days for six weeks. The level of satisfaction regarding the program was assessed in the experimental group. The post test was conducted in both experimental and control group to assess the effectiveness of social skills training. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (t-test and chi square test).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Skills Training; Levels of Social Skills; Schizophernic Clients
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 06:33
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 06:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4367

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