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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 130) Last page : ( 136)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00029.4

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine in mental illness among adults in selected areas of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop an information booklet

Thakur Pratima*, Sharma Sonia

Mental Health Nursing, Mata Sahib Kaur College, Balongi, Mohali, Punjab

*Corresponding Author Email: pratimathakur619@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.

Abstract

This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine in mental illness among adults in selected areas of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop an information booklet. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted. 200 adults were selected using convenient sampling technique. Result showed that 68.5% adults were having average knowledge, 25.5% had good knowledge and 6.0% had poor knowledge. regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine. Moreover, 84.5% adults were having neutral attitude, 15% had positive attitude and 0.5% had negative attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine. There was a weak positive correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine (r=0.154). There was a significant association of knowledge with age and no association was found between attitude and selected socio-demographic variables.

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Keywords

Adults, Knowledge, Attitude, Complementary and alternative system of medicine.

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