A descriptive study was taken with the aim to assess the prevalence of psychological morbidity among medically ill patients admitted in civil hospital Panipat. The research approach selected in this study was based on quantitative research approach. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in this study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to recruit 120 samples from six strata. Tool for data collection was done through 4 Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a self-report questionnaire that has been developed in primary care to distinguish non-specific general distress from depression, anxiety and somatization. Results of the study shown that majorities of the samples 64.6% had low distress, regarding depression three fourth of the samples 70.7 % had depression. An overwhelming majority of the samples 86.7 % had anxiety, low level of somatization was found among 62.4 % of the total samples. All the four variables in the study like distress, depression, anxiety and somatization were having significant correlation with each other. Study concluded that in all general hospitals nurses needs to assess the medically ill patient’s psychological status and plan care which includes psychological aspects to prevent and treat psychological morbidities.
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Sonia Devi, Sathish Rajamani. A Study to determine the prevalence of Psychological morbidity among medically ill patient admitted in Civil Hospital Panipat, Haryana. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(4):335-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00077
Sonia Devi, Sathish Rajamani. A Study to determine the prevalence of Psychological morbidity among medically ill patient admitted in Civil Hospital Panipat, Haryana. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(4):335-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00077 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-4-12
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