Compare the awareness about human rights of mentally ill among the male and female caregivers of patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders at institute of mental health, chennai-10

Ananthapriya, V (2011) Compare the awareness about human rights of mentally ill among the male and female caregivers of patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders at institute of mental health, chennai-10. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

The study titled, “Compare the awareness about Human rights of mentally ill among the Male and Female caregivers of patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders at institute of mental health, Chennai.” was conducted with the following objectives: i.)To assess the awareness about human rights of mentally ill among male caregivers of Patients diagnosed with Psychiatric disorders. ii.) To assess the awareness about human rights of mentally ill among female caregivers of Patients diagnosed with Psychiatric disorders. iii.)To compare the awareness about human rights among the male and female caregivers of Patients diagnosed with Psychiatric disorders. iv.)To associate the awareness about human rights of mentally ill with the selected demographic variables. Descriptive design was adopted, 50 male caregivers and 50 female Caregivers at the Psychiatric OPD and Inpatient wards were considered as the subjects and over a period of 4 weeks, samples were selected based on the sampling criteria. Data was collected by personal interviews with all 100 caregivers using 1. Socio-demographic schedule. 2. Self constructed awareness questionnaire on Human rights of mentally ill. The analysis was done by using percentage, mean, standard, deviation percentage frequency and Pearson’s Chi – Square test, Student’s independent t-test . The main findings of the study were 1.) Majority of the male patients (60%) had mental illness for 2-5yrs and less than half of the female patients (44%) had illness for < 2yrs. 2.) Less than half of the male subjects (38%) cared psychiatric patients for 2-5yrs where as 44% of female subjects cared for less than 2yrs. 3.) Male subjects were having maximum awareness in personal needs and minimum awareness in Legal aspects. 4.) Among the male caregivers 62% were having poor awareness and 38% of them were having average awareness and none of them were having good awareness. 5.) Female subjects were having maximum awareness in the area of communication and minimum awareness in Legal aspects. 6.) Majority of the female caregivers (82.0%) were having poor awareness and 18% of them were having average awareness and none of them were having good awareness. 7.) There was a significant difference in the awareness about human rights of mentally ill among the male and female caregivers. Male caregivers had relatively more awareness than their counterparts. 8.) Age, education and place of living were significantly associated with the male and female subjects’ level of awareness. The present study identified that both the male and female caregivers had poor knowledge regarding the Human rights of mentally ill. It is believed that care givers are playing key role in the treatment of mentally ill patients and they should be supported by enhancing adequate knowledge. So it is the responsibility of the psychiatric nurse to ensure that their actions promote welfare of patients.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Rights; Mentally Ill; Male; Female Caregivers; Patients; Diagnosed With Psychiatric Disorders; Chennai
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 09:09
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4559

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