Care for severely mentally ill individuals may carry a heavy burden and stress particularly true for close family members such as parents, who take care of their mentally ill person for long. In the primitive societies, mental illness was thought to be caused by evil spirit. As time passed professionals and society understood the importance of the family members participating in the care of the mentally ill relative in the hospital.
“Non Experimental Study To Assess Stress Among The Family Members Of Mentally Challenged Individuals In Selected Mental Hospital In Pune City”.
The objectives are to assess the stress among family members of mentally challenged individual. And To associate the selected demographic variable with knowledge.
Research approach used in research is Quantitative approach. Research design used in this Non experimental exploratory research design. In these study research variables is stress among the family of mentally challenged individuals. The study was conducted in Bharati hospital and research centre Pune. The population used in research is 75 Family member of mentally challenged individuals. In this study sample is family member of mentally challenged Individuals who are admitted and attend OPD of BHRC.
Maximum samples (72%) in the age group 31to 40 years. Majority of samples (64%) are female. Maximum samples are (53%) were from Hindu religion maximum sample (57%) are primary educated. Maximum samples (33%) are having job as occupation. Maximum samples (49%) are having family income between 10000 to 20000. Maximum samples (55%) are belongs to nuclear family. Majority (44%) of the samples had moderate stress. Followed by (38.67%) was in severe stress, And (17.33%) of the people having mild stress.
In this study, occupation is associates with the stress of family members as per value of p is less than 0.05.