A study to assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation on knowledge among family members of patient getting lithium therapy at Sneka Mind Care Center, Tirunelveli.

Jaya Mehala, J (2011) A study to assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation on knowledge among family members of patient getting lithium therapy at Sneka Mind Care Center, Tirunelveli. Masters thesis, Christian College of Nursing, Kanyakumari.

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Abstract

A study to assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation on knowledge among family members of patient getting Lithium therapy at Sneka Mind Care Centre, Thirunelveli, was conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, which is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. University, Chennai. OBJECTIVES 1. To assess the pre test knowledge of family members regarding Lithium therapy. 2. To assess the post test knowledge of family members regarding Lithium therapy. 3. To compare the pre test and post test knowledge of family members regarding Lithium therapy. 4. To determine the relationship between knowledge and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, relationship with client, education, occupation, religion, marital status, habitat of family members regarding Lithium therapy. HYPOTHESES 1) There will be a significant difference between knowledge of family members regarding Lithium therapy before and after psycho education intervention programme. 11 2) There will be a significant association between knowledge of family members and selected demographic variables. The study was based on J.W.Kenny’s Open System Model, a quasi experimental one group pre test-post test design was adopted. Convenience sampling technique was used. The data collection was done using semi structured knowledge questionnaire. The data obtained were analyzed in terms of both descriptive and inferential statistics. SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS 1. Regarding the pre test knowledge score of family members all the 30 family members have inadequate knowledge regarding lithium therapy. The mean value for pre test knowledge level is 5.9 and standard deviation is 1.9. 2. Regarding the post test knowledge of family members 3(10%) had adequate knowledge, 23(76.7%) had moderate knowledge and 4 (13.3%) had inadequate knowledge. The mean value for post test knowledge level is 13.6 and standard deviation is 2.5. 3. The mean improvement of knowledge score was 7.7 ± 2.2 was statistically highly significant. (t= 19.303, df= 29 and p < 0.001). The significant improvement of knowledge shows the effectiveness of psychoeducation. 4. There was no significant association between the knowledge of family members and selected demographic variables.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychoeducation ; Knowledge ; Family Members ; Patient ; Lithium Therapy ; Tirunelveli.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 06:35
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 02:40
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4539

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