Impact of half-way home care services for persons with psychiatric disability

Sinu, E (2012) Impact of half-way home care services for persons with psychiatric disability. In: 11th World Congress of World Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 10th–13th Nov 2012, Milan, Italy. (Submitted)

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There are only few studies related to effectiveness of psychosocial rehabilitation services in addressing the disability among persons with psychiatric disorders in India. An attempt was made to find out the impact of halfway home care services among persons with psychiatric disability. METHODS: Out of 130 case files of discharged patients 50 files were randomly selected for the purpose of data collection. Content analysis research design was used in this retrospective study. Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Schedule (IDEAS) was used to assess the disability among residents who availed halfway home care services for psychosocial rehabilitation. RESULTS: The study revealed that 65% of the residents do not have disability in self-care, 59% of them in communication and understanding, 53% of them in Interpersonal relationship. Overall majority (76%) of the respondents had moderate level of psychiatric disability at the time of discharge after their stay at half-way home. There was no significant difference between the gender and Affective disorder and Schizophrenia with regard to level of disability after their stay from halfway home. CONCLUSION: Halfway home care services have positive impact in addressing the drug compliance, minimizing the pattern of disability in the areas of self-care, interpersonal relationship, communication and understanding of persons with psychiatric disability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: halfway home, psychosocial rehabilitation, disability, psychiatric disorders
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2013 06:45
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2013 06:45

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