International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Assessment of the Level of Family Functioning and Attitude towards Psychiatric Drugs among Chronic Schizophrenic Patients

Liji Jiju Chacko

Abstract: Assessment of the level of family functioning and attitude towards psychiatric drugs among chronic schizophrenic patients *Liji Jiju Chacko. Asst. Professor, Nursing department, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Government of Maharashtra, Sassoon hospital, Pune.411001. Corresponding Author Email lijijiju14@gmail. com. Phone 9637814144. The objectives of stusy were to assess the level of family functioning among the chronic Schizophrenic patient, to assess the attitude towards psychiatric drugs in chronic schizophrenic patients, to associate the level of family functioning with selective demographic variables and to associate the attitude towards psychiatric drugs with selected demographic variables. The study was based on quantitative non-experimental research design. Total 172 samples selected by the non-probability convenient sampling technique. Standard and modified rating scale is used by the researcher with four sections are as demographic data, screening questionnaire, Hogan drug attitude inventory, family assessment device. Result shows that 99.4 % patient had moderate family dysfunctioning. About 91.9 % patient shows the drug compliant. There is significant family dysfunctioning associated with family income and education while drug attitude is significantly associated with the marital status of patient. This study conclude that there is moderate level of family dys-functioning that can be resolve by giving the psycho education and counselling the patient and their family. .

Keywords: drug attitude, family functioning, chronic schizophrenic patients, drugs, psychiatry

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,

Pages: 236 - 240

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