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Informative Article | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Mental Illness among the People Residing in Wadiware Village
Abstract: In this study Descriptive and co - relational approach used, objective of the study was to assess knowledge and attitude regarding mental illness among People in the age group of 18 - 68 year who are residing at wadiware village. Non probability; convenient sampling technique was used sample size composed of 100 people. Knowledge questionnaire on mental illness containing 30 items. Rating scale (Likert scale) to assess the attitude of the people towards mental illness. It consist of 25 item Majority of the subjects were (41%) in the age group of above 36 years. Findings suggested that Majority of people have moderate level of the knowledge mean score 71% in causation factor, significant association between mentally ill in neighborhood and knowledge on mental illness ?1= 6.65 at P<0.05 level. Attitude level showed 97.5% had favorable attitude and 2.5% had unfavorable attitude towards mental illness. Conclusion: People having moderate level of knowledge regarding mental illness and favorable attitude towards mental illness. people having positive relationship between knowledge and attitude.
Keywords: Rural People, Mental Illness, Rating Scale
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 441 - 444