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A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness Of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) On Knowledge Regarding Schizophrenia and Its Home Care Management Among Care Givers Accompanying The Schizophrenia Patients Attending OPD In Selected Hospitals Bangalore

Ms. Kalamuthu, Prof. P. Karthikeyaprasath, Prof. Nisha Clement, Dr. S.S. Prabudeva, I. Clement


The focus of this study to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding schizophrenia and its home care management among care givers accompanying the schizophrenia patients attending OPD in selected hospitals Bangalore”. Mental illness is a major problem all over the world. Studies from developed countries have reported a prevalence rate of 15 per 1000 population. In India the reported rate is 73 per 1000 population. Worldwide, the prevalence rate of schizophrenia is approximately 1.1% or 51 million people. However in India 4.3 to 8.7 million people, in china 6 to 12 million people, in USA 2.2 million people, in Australia 285000 people, in Canada Over 280000 people, and in Britain Over 250000 diagnosed as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, often significant loss of contact with reality.


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