Effectiveness of an informational booklet on care of attempted suicide patients

George, Linu Sara and Binil, V and Jincy, J (2011) Effectiveness of an informational booklet on care of attempted suicide patients. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (1). pp. 71-73. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Nurse's attitude towards attempted suicide patient is a key factor in determining the effectiveness of the care they provide. Many studies explored the nurse's attitude towards attempted suicide patients. the effectiveness of an informational booklet was tested in terms of increase in Knowledge and change in attitude of nurses. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of staff nurses and suicide attitude scale was used to assess the attitude. There was a significant improvement in knowledge and attitude in the post-test. The median post-test knowledge score was (15) apparently higher than the median pre-test knowledge score (10). Majority of the nurses possess a favorable attitude towards the attempted suicide patients. The median post test attitude score was higher than the median pretest attitude score. There was a positive co-relation between the pretest knowledge score and pretest attitude scores (r=0.434). Both the knowledge and attitude are not having any association with any of the demographic variables. This is a preliminary intervention for improving the knowledge and attitude of towards the attempted suicide patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attempted suicide, attitude, informational booklet, knowledge.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 07:34
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 07:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78488

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