A Study on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Psychiatric Patient Among Undergraduate Health Sciences Students of Selected Educational Institutions.

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Suresh Velumani
Bariya Nehaben Rasikbhai
Bariya Mitalben Pravinsinh
Bhavik Bhatt


Background: Undergraduate health sciences students will likely play a significant role in addressing mental health issues in their communities and society as a whole. By equipping them with knowledge and skills related to mental health, we can help them become better advocates and allies for those who are affected by mental illness. The aim of this study was to assess level of knowledge and attitude towards psychiatric patients among undergraduate health science students of selected educational institutions. Methods: A quantitative approach with non-experimental descriptive research was used to conduct the study. The study sample consisted of 384 students from Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medical who are having psychiatric subject in their curriculum from selected undergraduate health sciences institute. A self structured questionnaire and attitude scale were used to assess the undergraduate health sciences student’s knowledge and attitude related to psychiatric patient. Frequency percentage and chi square test were used to analyze the collected data. Findings: The study revealed that the majority of the sample population had good to excellent knowledge about psychiatric patients and a significant proportion had a favorable attitude towards psychiatric patients. Conclusion: These findings suggest that healthcare education program curriculum can have a positive impact on students' knowledge, and attitude, understanding of psychiatric patients.

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Suresh Velumani, Bariya Nehaben Rasikbhai, Bariya Mitalben Pravinsinh, & Bhavik Bhatt. (2023). A Study on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Psychiatric Patient Among Undergraduate Health Sciences Students of Selected Educational Institutions. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 3020–3024. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/792


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