International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021


Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Myths and Misconceptions of Mental Illness

Amruta Jayavant Palye | Shivaprasad B Halemani


Abstract: Problem statement: A STUDY TO ASSESS EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAM ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AMONG PEOPLE RESIDING IN A SELECTED RURAL AREA, MAHARASHTRA Background of study: India, an estimated 56 million people suffering from depression, 38 million more from anxiety disorders, according to the world health organization (WHO). But 20 % of population suffering from mental illness and only 12 % of population take treatment or seeking aids for mental illness. In the rural area people believe that mental illnesses are caused by supernatural power, excessive worrying, black magic, curse, or evil spirit. Hence, they prefer religious remedies, nonprofessional medical help, or alternative medicines for treatment. Knowledge of family members regarding mental illness has an important role in the treatment process. Objectives of the study: • To assess the levels of knowledge regarding myths and misconceptions of mental illness among people residing in a selected rural area, Maharashtra. • To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding myths and misconceptions of mental illness among people residing in a selected rural area, Maharashtra. • To find out the significant association of mean pre-test knowledge scores regarding myths and misconceptions of mental illness with selected socio demographic variable. Methodology: One group pre-test and post-test design was used for this study. The independent variable in this study is structured teaching program on knowledge regarding myths and misconceptions of mental illness. The dependent variable in this study is knowledge regarding myths and misconceptions of mental illness. The study was conducted at selected rural area. Samples includes 50 samples living in the rural area who fulfils the inclusion criteria were selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. Result: Pre-test knowledge score mean and SD was 16.76 ± 4.096, and i


Keywords: Myths, false belief, idea Misconceptions, Incorrect opinion, faulty thinking, Mental illness, Psychological state, emotional and behavioral problem


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021,


Pages: 1779 - 1782


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Amruta Jayavant Palye, Shivaprasad B Halemani, "Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Myths and Misconceptions of Mental Illness", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021, pp. 1779-1782, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21322122324

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