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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Nursing Care Needs of Schizophrenia Patients Attending OPD in Tertiary Care Mental Health Institute

Author(s) Longjam Robicha Devi, Chitra Bora
Country India
Abstract Background: Schizophrenia is a serious and persistent neurobiological brain disease. It is characterized by disturbances in thought, perception, affect, verbal & motor behaviors, and relationship to the external world. According to WHO, schizophrenia has been estimated that approximately 7 individuals per 1000 will develop during their lifetime. Objectives: The study objectives were to assess the socio-demographic profile and clinical profile, to assess the nursing care needs and to find out the association between selected socio-demographic profile and clinical profile with nursing care needs among Schizophrenia patients. Materials and Methods: Quantitative research approach was used, and descriptive design was adopted. 60 OPD patients were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Self-structured checklist to assess Nursing Care Needs, Assessment of Mental Status and Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) were used. Results: Out of 60 participants, 32 were male & 28 were female. 33.3% (f=20) were on occasional follow-up, 20.0% (f=12) were on regular, 31.7% (f=19) were on irregular and 15.0% (f=9) were never went for follow-up care & 58.3% (f=35) were not maintaining regular medication compliance. The findings of nursing care needs assessment showed majority i.e., 50% (f=30) participants had Moderate nursing care needs, 20% (f=12) had High nursing care needs and 30% (f=18) had No significant nursing care need with immediate interventions. Conclusion: The result showed that there was significant association between Nursing care needs of Schizophrenia patients who attending OPD with their age, regularity of follow-up and medication compliance.
Keywords Assess, Assessment of Mental illness, Assessment of Mental Status, Nursing care needs, Schizophrenia, SANS
Field Medical / Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-24
Cite This A Descriptive Study to Assess the Nursing Care Needs of Schizophrenia Patients Attending OPD in Tertiary Care Mental Health Institute - Longjam Robicha Devi, Chitra Bora - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20354
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