Pattern of disability among persons who availed half‑way home‑care services for psychosocial rehabilitation

Ranganathan, M and Sinu, E and Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2012) Pattern of disability among persons who availed half‑way home‑care services for psychosocial rehabilitation. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 21 (2). pp. 173-177.

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Abstract

Background: There is dearth of studies related to pattern of disability among persons who availed psychosocial rehabilitation services in India. We studied the pattern of disability among persons who availed half‑way home‑care services for psychosocial rehabilitation. Materials and Methods: Out of 130 case files of discharged patients, 50 files were randomly selected for data collection. Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Schedule was used to assess the pattern of disability in the sample. Results: The study revealed that only one‑third (35%) of the residents had disability in self‑care, 41% in communication and understanding and 47% in interpersonal relationship. Overall, majority (76%) of the respondents had moderate level of psychiatric disability at the time of discharge from half‑way home. There was no significant relationship between gender and type of psychiatric illness with the level of disability. The overall disability correlated positively with the duration of illness (rs=0.39). Conclusion: Three‑fourth of the residents who availed half‑way home‑care services had moderate level of disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability, half‑way home, psychiatric disorders, psychosocial rehabilitation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 06:54
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013 06:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137504

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