A study to assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation programme on knowledge of schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia, in a selected hospital , Coimbatore.

Jyothilekshmi, P (2011) A study to assess the effectiveness of psychoeducation programme on knowledge of schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia, in a selected hospital , Coimbatore. Masters thesis, K.G. College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Psycho Education Programme On Knowledge Of Schizophrenia Among Caregivers Of The Patients With Schizophrenia, In a Selected Hospital, Coimbatore. OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge on schizophrenia among care givers of the patients with schizophrenia. To administer psycho education programme on schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia. To reassess the knowledge on schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia. To associate the findings with selected demographic variables. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS Psycho education programme Psycho education programme refers to the education offered to caregivers of schizophrenia patients by using flash cards on meaning, causes, signs and symptoms, prevention, treatment, prognosis, and home care of schizophrenia patients. Effectiveness It refers to the outcome of the psycho education programme on schizophrenia in terms of knowledge gained by caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia. Knowledge Knowledge refers to the caregivers’ possession of information regarding meaning, causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, prognosis and care of schizophrenia. Patients Persons who are diagnosed as schizophrenia for about six months. Caregivers Those who are taking care of patients with schizophrenia for about six months like family members, relatives or friends. ASSUMPTIONS: Caregivers of patients with schizophrenia have inadequate knowledge regarding schizophrenia. Psycho education programme will enrich their knowledge on schizophrenia. 136 HYPOTHESIS There is a significant difference between pre test and post test scores on knowledge among care givers of patients with schizophrenia. LIMITATIONS: Caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia who are attending in psychiatric out patient department of Vazhikatti hospital. Caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia who are willing to participate in the study. Care givers of the patients with schizophrenia who are spending more time with the schizophrenia patients. The duration of data collection is only four weeks. PROJECTED OUTCOME: The findings of the study will identify the knowledge of schizophrenia among care givers of the patients with schizophrenia. The psycho education programme will be effective and also will help caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia to improve their knowledge on schizophrenia. The findings of the study will help the nurse to plan psycho education programme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychoeducation Programme; Knowledge; Schizophrenia; Caregivers; Patients; Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 06:45
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 06:45
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4541

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