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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION BOOKLET(IB) REGARDING KNOWLEDGE OF CAREGIVERS REGARDING THE CARE OF PATIENTS RECEIVING ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS OF SANGLI, MIRAJ& KUPWAD CORPORATION AREA.

Anandkumar C. Jahgirdar*

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Objectives: To assess the existing knowledge of caregivers regarding the care of the patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. To assess the effectiveness of the Information booklet (IB) regarding knowledge of care givers of the patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. To find out the association between pre-test knowledge scores with selected demographic variables. Material and methods: Convenient sampling was used Samples were 40 caregivers (patient’s receiving antipsychotic drugs). From OPD’s of krupamaye institute of mental health Miraj & Ghatge mental hospital Miraj, Maharashtra (INDIA). Results shows that the following distribution of demographic characteristics. In age 34% were belonged to the age grouped of 30- 39 year, 24% belongs 40-49 years of age, 22% belong 50-59 years of ages, and 10% were 60 and above of ages. In gender of the family there were 66% male, and 34% females .In education level 4% were illiterate, 48% were illiterate, 38% were 10-12 std, 10% were postgraduate. In relationship with patients 26% were father, 20% were mother, 18% were spouse, 16% were sibling, and 20% were other. t= 7.880 with 98 degree of freedom: P = 0.000. There is statically highly significant increase in the post score. Conclusion The caregivers did not have adequate knowledge and needed to improve the knowledge. The present study tries to find out existing knowledge among care takers regarding care of patients receiving antipsychotic drugs and provided knowledge among them regarding care of patients receiving antipsychotic drugs.

Keywords: Antipsychotic drugs, Information booklet (IB), Care givers.


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