Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine in mental illness among adults in selected areas of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop an information booklet



Address:   Pratima Thakur, Sonia Sharma
Mental Health Nursing, Mata Sahib Kaur College Balongi, Mohali, Punjab
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00029.4

ABSTRACT:
This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine in mental illness among adults in selected areas of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop an information booklet. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted. 200 adults were selected using convenient sampling technique. Result showed that 68.5% adults were having average knowledge, 25.5% had good knowledge and 6.0% had poor knowledge. regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine. Moreover, 84.5% adults were having neutral attitude, 15% had positive attitude and 0.5% had negative attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine. There was a weak positive correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine (r=0.154). There was a significant association of knowledge with age and no association was found between attitude and selected socio-demographic variables.
KEYWORDS:
Adults, Knowledge, Attitude, Complementary and alternative system of medicine
Cite:
Pratima Thakur, Sonia Sharma. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selected complementary and alternative system of medicine in mental illness among adults in selected areas of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop an information booklet. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(2): 130-136.
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