Ms. Nancy KM,, Ms. Nazreena, Ms Sayana Sunny
2017 IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science  
Mental illness is a condition that impacts a person's thinking, feeling or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis.Psychotropic drugs are now the first line treatment to treat mental illness. Poor medication compliance is found to be almost certainly the single most important factor in poor treatment response.The study was aimed to assess the attitude towards the administration of psychotropic medication among the caregivers of patients with
more » ... patients with mental illness. Materials and methods: A descriptive research approach with non-experimental design was adopted for the study. 100 caregivers of patients with mental illness who met the inclusion criteria were selected through convenience sampling technique. Demographic proforma and attitude scale were used to collect the data. Result: Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyse the data. Analysis revealed that the majority of the samples (93%)had favourable attitude whereas 29% of them had neutral attitude towards administration of psychotropic medication. The Chi-square test showed no significant association between the attitude score and selected demographic variables at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The overall findings of the study revealed that majority of the caregivers had favourable attitude towards administration of psychotropic medication
doi:10.9790/1959-0601088890 fatcat:n2lhu36mlnd5xh5fyb3yeyagqq