A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE MENTALLY ILL PATIENT AMONG NURSING STUDENTS OF SELECTED NURSING COLLEGES IN METROPOLITAN CITY: IN VIEW TO PREPARE SELF INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE.

Mrs. Yogita Sandeep Dethe, Prof. Manual Disouza, Mr.Santosh Vasudev Baliwant

Abstract


Introduction:-Nursing is an important profession for articulating and consolidating the principles of psychiatric form; this profession must invest in various strategies to change and revised the organic model that psychiatric nursing has adopted. Due to their wild, aggressive, unpredictable behavior student nurses many times have negative attitude toward patient illnesses. in order to contribute for their health promotion and speedy recovery, influencing persons for nursing students in all aspects of practical training. They all play a major role in shaping the students attitudes towards mental patient likewise any other patients.

Materials & Methods: - Quantitative research approach and non-experimental descriptive survey design was used. Sample was 100 Nursing student from selected schools of urban area were selected by using Non-Probability convenient sampling method. Assessment of knowledge is done with the help of structured questionnaire were as attitude was assess by using Self-Reported Likert scale.

Result: -Knowledge results shows Maximum 49 (49%) sample had excellent knowledge followed by 48(48%) samples had good knowledge. Least 3(3%) samples were in average knowledge range. Nil samples were there in poor knowledge range. Over all attitude level. Shows most 58(58%) sample had neutral attitude level followed by 42(42%) were in positive attitude and nil sample had negative attitude.


Keywords


Knowledge and Attitude, Mentally ill patient, Nursing Student, Self Instructional Module.

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