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Nadem Boieni M, Ramezani T, Khodadadi N, Moosavi Lotfi S M, Haghdoost A A, Yeganeh Rasteh Kenari M. Attitude of schizophrenic patients' care givers about their method of patient caring ‎at home. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2013; 23 (1) :54-62
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-170-en.html
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Introduction: Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis which disturbs one's function through its ‎destructive effects on mind, behavior and personal interaction. More than ‎‏70%‏‎ of schizophrenic ‎patients are living with their families. Lack of correct cares of caregivers causes repeated and ‎decreases patient’s physical and mental abilities. Studying the weal points of caregivers' attitudes ‎can provide the physical and spiritual comfort to patients.‎

Objective: This study aimed to determine the attitudes of care givers of schizophrenic patients ‎referring to Kerman Shahid Beheshti hospital regarding their method of caring for patient at home ‎in ‎‏2005‏‎.‎

 Methods: In this analytical and descriptive study, ‎‏196‏‎ care givers of schizophrenic patients were ‎selected by convenience sampling during a period of five months. For data gathering, a two-part ‎researcher- made demographic (patient and caregiver) questionnaire was used. Data were gathered ‎by structured interview and analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistic tests such as T-test ‎and One-way ANOVA.‎ Results: Findings showed mean score of caregivers' attitude was ‎‏14‏‎.‎‏39‏‎(SD=‎‏1/8‏‎) which is a ‎moderate and positive attitude. There was a statistically significant relationship between mean score ‎of caregivers' attitude and patient employment (p<‎‏0‏‎.‎‏04‏‎) and level of education (p<‎‏0‏‎.‎‏001‏‎) and also ‎between mean score of caregivers' attitude with his job status (p<‎‏0‏‎.‎‏03‏‎), instruction history of ‎caregiver (p<‎‏0‏‎.‎‏01‏‎) and caregiver's economic status (p<‎‏0‏‎.‎‏001‏‎).‎

Conclusion: Based on moderate attitude of caregivers about method of caring, it can be said that ‎they have the motivation for proper care giving. Caregivers' attitude can be elevated through public ‎and family education regarding home care using public media and mass communication tools.‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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