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nadem buoeni M, ramzani T, haghduost A. Survey knowledge of caregivers of patients of schizophrenia about home care in ‎. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2008; 18 (1) :43-50
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-270-en.html

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Introduction: More than ‎‏70%‏‎ of patients with schizophrenia are cared by family at home. ‎Knowledge deficit of caregivers is basically the basic and fundamental problem regarding the ‎signs and symptoms of disease.

 ‎ Objective: This study was to assess the knowledge level of schizophrenic patients' caregivers ‎referring to Shahid Beheshti hospital in Kerman city regarding home care. ‎

 Method: This descriptive study was conducted on ‎‏196‏‎ caregivers of schizophrenic patients in ‎Shahid Beheshti hospital. The data collection tool consisted of a researcher made ‎questionnaire and information was obtained through face to face interview. The data were ‎analyzed using SPSS, t-test, ANOVA, and Spearman rank correlation. ‎ Results: The mean knowledge score of caregivers and standard deviation were‏10.66‏‎ and ‎SD=‎‏2.04‏‎ respectively. The maximum knowledge was observed in physical area (X=‎‏13.96‏‎, ‎SD=‎‏4.32‏‎) and the minimum knowledge was in psychological area (X=‎‏9.11‏‎, SD=‎‏1.62‏‎). ‎There was a significant association between knowledge and the level of education in patients ‎‎(p<‎‏0.01‏‎).‎

Conclusion: Our findings showed that caregivers had poor knowledge level. Programs for ‎promoting the knowledge of caregivers are necessary.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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