International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016


Effectiveness of Psychoeducation Programme on Knowledge of Schizophrenia among Caregivers of the Patients with Schizophrenia, Admitted in Selected Hospital Chennai

V. Hemavathy [15] | Rengila.S [2]


Abstract: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY, Schizophrenia is a common psychiatric disorder Schizophrenia is a disease that affects an individuals thought, feelings, behavior. It also impairs self awareness for many individuals so that they do not realize they are ill and in need of treatment. Lack of knowledge of family members leads to more complications like recurrence. Psycho education for the family have been considered to be the most promising and successful one to improve knowledge of family members (Barbato. A, 2009). OBJECTIVES, To assess the knowledge on schizophrenia among care givers of the patients with schizophrenia. . To administer psycho education programme on schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia. . To reassess the knowledge on schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia. . To find the association between the knowledge on schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia with selected demographic variables. HYPOTHESIS. There is a significant difference between pre test and post test scores on knowledge among care givers of patients with schizophrenia. There will be significant association between knowledge of family members of schizophrenic clients and selected demographic variables. METHODOLOGY An evaluative research approach with one group pre-test and post-test design was selected for this study. Convenience sampling technique was used for the study. FINAL RESULT AND CONCLUSION In the pre test the level of knowledge among selected 30 samples 26 (86.7 %) Of them had Inadequate level of knowledge and 4 (13.5 %) of them had moderate level of knowledge. In the post test level of knowledge 22 (73.3 %) had adequate level of knowledge 8 (26.7 %) of them had moderate level of knowledge. The effectiveness of psychoeducation programme on the knowledge of schizophrenia among caregivers of the patients with schizophrenia using paired t test shows 10 significant at the level of P <0.05 Which implying that there was significant improvement in the level of knowledge among care givers of schizophrenic patients in the post test.


Keywords: Psychoeducation programme, effectiveness, Knowledge, patients, caregivers


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,


Pages: 435 - 436


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