Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Adverse Effects of Selected Antipsychotic Drugs among the Caregivers of Patients Receiving Antipsychotic Drugs



Address:   Ms. Sheela S. Ranbhise, Mr. Ashok M. Kamat
Assistant Professor, K.L.E. University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka.
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ABSTRACT:
A study to assess the knowledge regarding adverse effects of selected antipsychotic drugs among the caregivers of patient receiving antipsychotic drugs. A non experimental descriptive design with descriptive survey approach was used for the present study. Non Probability sampling by using convenient sampling technique was used to select 30 samples. Data was collected by means of a Standardized Structured Knowledge Questionnaire which was divided into 2 sections which consisted socio-demographic variables and variables to assess the knowledge regarding adverse effects of anti psychotic drugs. The study findings revealed that majority of caregivers 24 (80%) had average knowledge, 5 (16.66%) had good knowledge, 1 (3.33%) had poor knowledge about adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs. There is statistically significant association found between demographic variables with knowledge score regarding adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs at the 0.05 level of significance.
KEYWORDS:
Adverse effects, antipsychotic drugs, caregivers.
Cite:
Sheela S. Ranbhise, Ashok M. Kamat. A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Adverse Effects of Selected Antipsychotic Drugs among the Caregivers of Patients Receiving Antipsychotic Drugs. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 313-318.
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