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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Mental Illness
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Dr. Sampoornam. W
Associate Professor, Mental Health Nursing Department, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai
Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam, Namakkal. Tamilnadu, India
Mental illness is a significant contributor to global disease burden and this is expected to increase over the coming decades. Widespread educational campaigns need to be implemented across the region, designed to both increase knowledge about mental illness and reduce discrimination towards persons suffering with mental illness. Aim: This article focus on the estimation of knowledge on mental illness. Methods: Non experimental descriptive research design was selected for the present study. Random sampling technique was used to select 30 samples from Allinayakanpalayam village at Namakkal. Self evaluated rating scale was used to assess the knowledge on mental illness. Results: Most of the subjects had inadequate knowledge on mental illness. The estimated mean score of the knowledge was 26 + 4.63. No significant association was found between knowledge scores and age, gender, education, religion, occupation.
Assess, Knowledge, Mental Illness.
Sampoornam. W. A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Mental Illness. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(2):263-264.
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