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A STUDY ON PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF PERSONS WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO BANGALORE COSMOPOLITAN CITY

PEREIRA, ELIZA (2017) A STUDY ON PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF PERSONS WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO BANGALORE COSMOPOLITAN CITY. PhD thesis, Christ university.

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Abstract

The present research is an attempt to describe the psychosocial problems faced by individuals with chronic renal failure in Bangalore cosmopolitan city. The aim of the study was to describe the level of psycho social problems experienced by them and to develop a psychosocial intervention programme to address this issue. The researcher adopted descriptive research design. The sample of 200 individual with chronic renal failure was selected with consecutive sampling technique from St. John’s Hospital and Medical College, Jayanagar Government Hospital and Manipal Hospital. The researcher used structured interview schedule to collect the data; to study the psychosocial problems, Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT-5)-A measure of psychosocial problems in Haemodialysis Patients (Kansal, 2010) was adopted. The results of the study depict that, in the health awareness domain more than half (52%) of the patients were having moderate level of problems and 13.5% reported severe level of problems. In the occupational domain, three fourth (75.5%) of the patients reported severe level of problems; in family and social domain, nearly half of the patients (46%) reported severe level of problems. In the financial domain, two third (66%) reported severe problems. In the psychological domain it is seen that near about half (41%) reported severe level of psychological distress. The overall psychosocial score of the patients reveal that nearly half (47.5%) of patients felt severe level of psychosocial problems. Based on the finding of the study, needs assessment and discussion with the experts in the field a psychosocial intervention programme has evolved. It is suggested that effective use of this intervention programme can reduce the psychosocial problems faced by the patients and lead to better clinical outcomes.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:Thesis
Thesis > Ph.D > Social Work
Thesis > Ph.D
ID Code:7813
Deposited By:Shaiju M C
Deposited On:15 May 2019 12:53
Last Modified:15 May 2019 12:53

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