A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding the care of schizophrenia patients among the 3rd year B.Sc nursing students in SAM College of nursing at Bhopal in the year 2015-2016
Prof. Dr. Manju John, Susan Binoy, J Venkat Reddy, Satish Kumar Passyavula
The greatest creation on the earth is human brain. But as life gets complicated alterations in Mental Health occurs, leading to many Mental Illness and problems of which schizophrenia has a prevalence of 1 percent in all cultures and is equally common in men and women.
Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders that interfere with thinking and mental or emotional responsiveness. The term schizophrenia is derived Greek word Shizo (split) and phreno (mind) which means “split mind” was first used in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler to categorize patients whose thought processes and emotional responses seemed disconnected.
Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that impairs mental and social functioning and often leads to the development of comorbid diseases. These changes disrupt the lives of patients as well as their families.
A person with schizophrenia experiences hallucinations and delusional thoughts and is unable to think rationally, communicate properly, make decisions or remember information. Their ability to participate in problem solving process may be limited if they see themselves as powerless.