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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 81) Last page : ( 86)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00020.0

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Psychosocial Problems of Significant Family Members of Mentally ill Person at SDM Hospital Dharwad

Mr. Nagesh V A1,*, Prof. Kola David A2

1Lecturer, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute of Nursing Sciences, Dharwad

2Principal, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute of Nursing Sciences, Dharwad

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shabnamp682@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Mental illness is a stressful condition not only for patient but also for family members. Numerous studies have demonstrated that family care givers of persons with a severe mental illness suffer from significant stress experience and high levels of burden.

Aims and objectives

To determine the psychosocial problems of significant family members of mentally ill Person. and To associate the psychosocial problems of significant family members of mentally ill person with the selected demographic variable.

Method

A descriptive approach was used for this study. The samples consist of 60 significant family members of the mentally ill persons in SDM Hospital Dharwad. Purposive sampling technique was adopted, and the data was collected with the help of following tools; Likert scale structured questionnaires.

Results

The result showed that moderate psychosocial problems (55%) affected the significant family members of mentally ill person. The study also says that there is a significant relationship between the psychosocial problems with socio demographic variables that is education (x2= 9.60), occupation (x2 =25.3), relationship with the patient (x2 =37.3) however association between psychosocial problems and other demographic variables were not significant 0.05 levels.

Conclusion

Research need to focus on the level of psychosocial problems in the significant family members of mentally ill person.

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Keywords

Psychosocial problems, significant family members, mentally ill person.

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