Background:Mental illness is a stressful condition not only for patient but also for family members. Numerous studies have demonstrated that family care givers of persons with a severe mental illness suffer from significant stress experience and high levels of burden.
Aims and objectives: To determine the psychosocial problems of significant family members of mentally ill Person. and To associate the psychosocial problems of significant family members of mentally ill person with the selected demographic variable.
Method: A descriptive approach was used for this study. The samples consist of 60 significant family members of the mentally ill persons in SDM Hospital Dharwad. Purposive sampling technique was adopted, and the data was collected with the help of following tools; Likert scale structured questionnaires.
Results: The result showed that moderate psychosocial problems (55%) affected the significant family members of mentally ill person. The study also says that there is a significant relationship between the psychosocial problems with socio demographic variables that is education (x2= 9.60), occupation (x2 =25.3), relationship with the patient (x2 =37.3) however association between psychosocial problems and other demographic variables were not significant 0.05 levels.
Conclusion: Research need to focus on the level of psychosocial problems in the significant family members of mentally ill person.
Cite this article:
Nagesh V A, David A Kola. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Psychosocial Problems of Significant Family Members of Mentally ill Person at SDM Hospital Dharwad. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018;6(1): 81-86. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00020.0