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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 263) Last page : ( 264)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00055.7

A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Mental Illness

Dr. Sampoornam W*

Associate Professor, Mental Health Nursing Department, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam, Namakkal. Tamilnadu, India

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Online published on 15 May, 2019.

Abstract

Mental illness is a significant contributor to global disease burden and this is expected to increase over the coming decades. Widespread educational campaigns need to be implemented across the region, designed to both increase knowledge about mental illness and reduce discrimination towards persons suffering with mental illness.

Aim

This article focus on the estimation of knowledge on mental illness.

Methods

Non experimental descriptive research design was selected for the present study. Random sampling technique was used to select 30 samples from Allinayakanpalayam village at Namakkal. Self evaluated rating scale was used to assess the knowledge on mental illness.

Results

Most of the subjects had inadequate knowledge on mental illness. The estimated mean score of the knowledge was 26 + 4.63. No significant association was found between knowledge scores and age, gender, education, religion, occupation.

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Keywords

Assess, Knowledge, Mental Illness.

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