http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/issue/feed International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing 2020-10-10T06:29:03+00:00 Mr.Jithin Thomas Parel editor.ijpn@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is a double blind peer review international journal which has commenced its publication from January 2015. The journal is half yearly in frequency. The journal covers all aspects of psychiatric nursing . The journal has been assigned ISSN 2394-9465 (Print Version) and ISSN -2395-18OX (Online Version). The journal is indexed in many international <span class="">data bases</span> like Google <span class="">scholar ,</span><span class="">EBSCO ,</span> Pro Quest etc.The journal is open access. </p> <p>This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11179 Stress, Obesity and Selected Health Problems among Nursing Professionals 2020-10-09T09:33:13+00:00 Anilkumar Jarali1 , Sanjay M. Peerapur2 , Tejaswini B.H3 shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>Background: Obesity and stress go hand in hand with one another. However, obesity is never the real<br>problem. The real cause of obesity is usually hidden beneath the surface. It will generally turn out to be<br>stress, boredom, pressure, poor self image, and tense lifestyle. As the person feels and things going on<br>around them affect what they eat. People learn to eat as a way to cope with stress.<br>Objective: This study aimed to correlate stress, obesity and selected health problems among nursing<br>professionals in Belgaum city, Karnataka.<br>Methods: Researcher adopted quantitative research approach with non-experimental research design. The<br>present study was conducted among 75 nursing professionals of selected organizations of Belgaum city.<br>Samples were selected by using purposive and snow-ball sampling technique for the study and data are<br>collected through a self-administered questionnaire and analyzed concurrently.<br>Results: Findings revealed that majority i.e. 56 (74.7%) of nursing professionals suffering with mild level of<br>stress and 10(13.3%) with moderate level of stress. Regarding obesity majority 69(92%) of them had a normal<br>BMI and 4(5.3%) and 2(2.7%) had overweight and obese accordingly. About health problems 59(78.7%) of<br>them were suffering with mild and 16(21.3%) with moderate degree of selected health problems. There was<br>a positive correlation between level of stress and selected health problems (r= 0.5495). There is a very low<br>positive correlation between level of obesity and selected health problems (r= 0.026) and there is a negative<br>correlation between level of stress and obesity (r= -0.026). There was significant association between level<br>of stress and demographic variables such as monthly income, type of family, occupation of family members,<br>monthly family income, pattern of diet, years of experience at work and habits. Regards to obesity age, sex,<br>education and years of experience at work has significant association with obesity. About selected health<br>problems monthly income has significant association with selected health problems.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11180 A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Integrated Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Cardiac Disorders among Adult in Pillaiyarkuppam at Puducherry 2020-10-09T09:39:58+00:00 Aruna Devi M1 , Elavarasi R shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated teaching Programme among adults<br>on prevention of cardiac disorders. Quasi experimental research design was conducted among 30 adults in<br>Pillaiyarkuppam , Puducherry to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of cardiac disorders among<br>them. The results shows that subjects mean knowledge was12.5 with standard deviation of 4.783 whereas<br>after Integrated Teaching Programme the mean score was increased to 21.7 with the standard deviation<br>of 2.423.The improvement was statistically tested by paired ‘t’ test which was found to be statistically<br>significant at P&lt;0.001 level. It indicates that Integrated Teaching Programme was effective in improving the<br>knowledge regarding prevention of cardiac disorders.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11181 Topic: A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Blood Donation among Undergraduate Nursing Students of Selected Colleges of Anand District 2020-10-09T09:45:13+00:00 Bhrugu Patel1 , Mital Patel1 , Princy Vankar1 , Rima Rabari1 , Riya Patel1 , Sanjana Patel1 , Prachi Soni2 , shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>The current study aims “ A study to assess knowledge and attitude reading blood donation among<br>undergraduates nursing student of selected colleges of Anand district.” Blood can save a millions of lives.<br>The requirement of blood and blood product in country depend on the population.(1) The task of recruiting<br>voluntary blood donor remains one of the major challenges for any blood transfusion service. A blood<br>donation is truly is a “gift of life” that healthy individual can give to other in their community who are sick<br>or injured. Blood donation is the mother all donation. It’s not only save one individual but also entire family<br>of that individual. There should be enough blood unit in blood bank available for everybody’s requirement.<br>But non availability of sufficient blood unit is problem India. The task of recruiting voluntary blood donors<br>remain one of the major challenges for any blood transfusion service. The number of potential donors<br>were often reduced due to the strict selection criteria which were impassed to ensure to the safety of the<br>blood supplies. In addition to this , blood centers find it difficult to recruit new donor and to retain them of<br>arranging a regular blood supply for need people.(2)</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11182 An Observational Study to Find Out The Knowledge and Practices of Food Hygiene among Hotel Workers in Selected Road Side Hotels Located in Puducherry 2020-10-09T09:48:30+00:00 Elavarasi R1 , Aruna Devi M1 shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and practices of food handling of hotel workers.<br>An observational study was conducted among the hotel workers in Puducherry. Sample size was 30 hotel<br>workers. The result reveals that 18(60.0%) workers had good knowledge, 11(36.7%) Workers had average<br>knowledge and 1(3.3%) worker had poor knowledge on food hygiene. And 8 (26.7%) workers had good<br>practice, 21(70.0%) workers had average practice and 1(3.3%) persons had poor practice on food Hygiene.<br>This study helped us to know about the level of knowledge and practices of food hygiene, preparation and<br>handlings among the hotel workers</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11183 De-Escalation Techniques for Managing Violence of Mentally Ill 2020-10-09T09:51:33+00:00 Jithisha T P1 , Shine Thomas1 stshinethomas@gmail.com <p>The present study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of de-escalation techniques for mental health care<br>providers in managing violence of mentally ill. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and<br>skill of mental health care providers in managing violence of mentally ill, identify the relationship between<br>knowledge and skill in managing violence of mentally ill, determine the effectiveness of de-escalation<br>techniques for mental health care providers on knowledge and skill in managing violence of mentally ill<br>and to identify the association of knowledge and skill in managing violence with selected demographic<br>variables. The study was done by quantitative approach with pre-experimental one group pretest posttest<br>design on 30 mental health care providers. Sample selected by convenience sampling technique. During<br>pretest, data collected using demographic proforma, knowledge questionnaire and skill assessment checklist.<br>then administered intervention de-escalation techniques and posttest conducted by re administering the same<br>tool after teaching the de-escalation techniques. Collected data tabulated and analyzed. Result revealed<br>that, in pretest knowledge assessment 70% of sample scored average and 30% scored as poor. In posttest<br>knowledge score 90% sample scored good and 310% scored as average. In pretest skill assessment 53%<br>of sample scored average and 47% scored as poor. In posttest skill score 90% of sample scored good and<br>30% had average score. For knowledge and skill mean difference were 7.6 and 9.47 respectively with ‘t’<br>value for knowledge and skill 21.06 and 21.32 respectively and ‘p’ value &lt;0.001 which is less than 0.05.<br>Positive correlation identified between knowledge and skill with ‘r’ value 0.633, also there was a significant<br>association between age and skill of mental health care providers. Hence study conclude that de-escalation<br>techniques are effective for mental health care providers in managing violence of mentally ill.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11184 The Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Rehabilitation among Mastectomy Clients at Selected Hospitals, Hyderabad 2020-10-09T09:55:09+00:00 M.Percis Paul1 , B.N.P. Kumari2 shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>Introduction: Breast cancer cancers breast cancer is considered as the most dreadful disease knowledge<br>about post mastectomy rehabilitation places a major role. objectives: to assess the knowledge ,attitude and<br>practices of mastectomy clients, to find out the association between knowledge, attitude ,practice with their<br>back ground variables. Methodology: Non experimental research design to assess the knowledge, attitude<br>and practices of the clients, non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 80 sample,<br>the study was conducted in selected cancer hospitals Hyderabad likert 3 point scale and practice check list<br>is used to assess the attitude and practices. Results: there is no significant association between knowledge<br>with their selected background variables, 76.3% had below average knowledge,78.8% had neutral attitude,<br>practice regarding rehabilitation,62.5%had average practice score.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11185 Distress and Disability in Subjects Having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Co Morbid Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Psychotic Features: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Analysis 2020-10-09T09:59:56+00:00 Madhu1 , Mona Srivastava2 shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>Background: Persons with psychiatric disorders have greater deficits, psychosocial consequences such<br>as unemployment and causes disability and distress due to their symptomatology and chronic course.<br>Objectives: Assessment and comparison of distress and disability in patients suffering from obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD) and co-morbid OCD with psychotic features. Methods: A cross-sectional study<br>was carried out in the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. The<br>sample was collected both from outdoor and indoor services and consisted of 100 subjects (60 OCD subjects<br>and 40 subjects of OCD with psychotic features).All were assessed through the Yale-Brown Obsessive<br>Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), Padua inventory - Washington state university revision (PADUA-WSUR)<br>and Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Scale (IDEAS).Results: Results revealed that patients<br>of OCD with co-morbid psychotic features had greater disability in all domains than patients of OCD but<br>distress due to obsessive-compulsive symptoms was greater in severity in patients of OCD. Conclusion:<br>Psychiatric illnesses, OCD and when OCD is complicated by psychotic features affects all areas of daily<br>functioning leading to greater disability and distress, thus increasing the burden on the family, imposing<br>greater challenges for rehabilitation.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11186 A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Psycho-Educative Module on Knowledge of Cannabis Use Disorder among Adolescents 2020-10-09T10:03:27+00:00 Maj Tanushree Mitra1 , Brig Punita A Sharma2 , Maj Radhika Das3 , Maj Sumitha G Nair4 tanushree.guhamitra2014@gmail.com <p>Background: Cannabis Use Disorder is an emerging problem among adolescents. Cannabis use remains the<br>most prevalent form of illicit drug use in English speaking countries and the European unions.Awareness<br>of adolescents about the harms of cannabis needs to be addressed. Emphasizing on preventive aspect of<br>mental health, it was felt that improved knowledge of adolescents regarding harms of cannabis would be<br>an effective way to reduce the cannabis users in future. Keeping this in view, the present study was planned<br>among school going urban adolescents.<br>Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of psycho-educative module on<br>knowledge of cannabis use disorder and association of selected sociodemographic variables with pre- test<br>knowledge score among adolescents of 15-18 years of age group in selected schools of Maharashtra.<br>Methodology: A True experimental study with pre-test-post-test-control only design was adopted to assess<br>the effectiveness of psycho-educative module by comparing the pre-test and post-test results after the<br>intervention. Stratified random sampling was adopted in the study.The knowledge was assessed by a selfadministered questionnaire prepared by the researcher along with the relevant socio-demographic variables.<br>The psycho-educative module on Cannabis Use Disorder was in the form of PPT and discussion.<br>Result: The study revealed that psycho-educative module was highly effective as there was a statistically<br>significant increase in the mean knowledge score in the post-test (12.34±2.905) as compared to the pre-test<br>(7.14±2.306) score in the experimental group at p valve &lt;0.0001 level. There was a statistically significant<br>change in post-test knowledge score (12.34±2.905) among experimental group as compared to post-test<br>score(7.72±2.584) of control group at p value of &lt; 0.0001.There was also a significant association with the<br>family type and education level of control group samples and pre-test knowledge score.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11189 A Study to Assess the Effect of Planned Teaching on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Domestic Violence Against Women among Railway Employees Working in Central Railway, Mumbai, Maharashtra-India 2020-10-09T11:24:47+00:00 Mudita R. Sharma shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>Background: Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socioeconomic, cultural, racial and class distinctions. It is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts<br>on women’s health and well-being. However, some national violence studies show that up to 70 per cent of<br>women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner. As is a<br>public health priority, public health personnel can play a vital role in addressing this issue. Thus, investigator<br>designed this study to assess the effect of planned teaching on knowledge and attitude regarding domestic<br>violence against women.<br>Methods: A Descriptive approached- Pre-Experimental one group pretest- posttest design study was<br>conducted among 100 employees working in central railway using non-probability purposive sampling<br>technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire and a 5-point Likert scale for attitude and a Teaching plan<br>was used to assess the knowledge and attitude among women.<br>Results: Study revealed that the majority (59 %) of the women had good knowledge regarding domestic<br>violence before planned teaching, 98 percent had very good knowledge during posttest. Majority (81%) of<br>the sample had positive attitude regarding domestic violence before planned teaching, where as 98 percent of<br>the participants showed highly positive attitude after planned teaching. There was poor co-relation between<br>knowledge and attitude of the central railway employees regarding domestic violence against women.<br>Conclusions: Domestic violence is growing issue worldwide and it is significantly associated with<br>knowledge and attitude towards domestic violence against women. Timely effective measures like planned<br>teaching on the knowledge and attitude regarding domestic violence against women are needed to prevent<br>the spread of this problem as it has revealed in study that both the knowledge and attitude scores were higher<br>after planned teaching indicating the effectiveness of planned teaching.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11190 Investigating of the Relationship among Identity Styles and Attachment Styles in Online Addictions 2020-10-09T11:27:54+00:00 Neda Ghasemi1 , Mitra Goodarzi2 goudarzimt@yahoo.com <p>Objective: The purpose of this study was to study the predictive role of attachment styles and identity styles<br>in technological addictions between students of Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Branch, Iran.<br>Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional and descriptive-correlational study conducted by survey<br>method. 200 students were selected by random sampling were studied.<br>Results: among the three Internet addicts surveyed, mobile virtual internet networks had the highest average<br>and standard deviation (23.25 ± 62.31). Findings also show that among the identity styles and attachment<br>styles, the informational style (7.42 ± 7.38) and the avoidance style (0.66 ± 1.22) have a mean and standard<br>deviation higher than the other style They were.<br>Conclusions: The results confirmed the predictive role of attachment and identity styles in Internet addiction.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11192 Factors Contributing to Emotional Distress among Postpartum Mothers with Newborns at Newborn Unit Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya 2020-10-09T11:35:28+00:00 Omulo O. Wycliffe; BScN1 , Cheptum Jebet Joyce2 ; Mageto G. Irene Mageto3 jjcheptum@gmail.com <p>Background: The expectation of a woman during pregnancy is to have a healthy live bay with no<br>complications. Admission of a newborn baby to the newborn unit is distressing to the parents, more so in<br>cases where there is little or no support from the health care team and other players.<br>Objective: To establish factors contributing to emotional distress among postpartum mothers with newborns<br>at newborn unit Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya.<br>Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study employing a quantitative method by use of an<br>interviewer-administered questionnaire. The study was conducted among 59 postpartum mothers with<br>newborns at the Newborn Unit Kenyatta National Hospital. Simple random sampling technique was<br>employed and data collected using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using<br>Statistical Package for The Social SPSS version 25 software. Qualitative data was coded, categorized into<br>themes and thematic analysis done.<br>Results: The factors contributing to maternal emotional distress were low levels of education primary<br>14(23.7%) and secondary 23(39.0%) and unemployment 27(45.8%). In addition, lengthy NBU stays<br>34(57.6%), ineffective communication patterns 18(30.5%) and null communication 9(15.3%) between<br>mothers and the healthcare givers contributed to emotional distressConclusion: There are sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and hospital factors contributing to maternal<br>emotional distress.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11193 Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors among People with Epilepsy 2020-10-09T11:38:37+00:00 Priyanka Punni1 , Navneet Kaur2 , Bindu K3 , Gagandeep Singh4 frjoby1981@gmail.com <p>Epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic<br>seizures by its neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences. Many factors affect the<br>quality of life of people with epilepsy, including Seizures Severity, Memory, Medications effects. World<br>Health Organization (WHO), estimated that there are 50 million people with epilepsy worldwide. Stable<br>People with epilepsy are those who were suffered from disease for more than three year as diagnosed by<br>clinical neurologist. The study was conducted in neurology OPD DMC Ludhiana. Findings reveals that 68%<br>of people with epilepsy had average quality of life. The mean percentage score was found highest for the<br>social function domain i.e.43.77±10.6301 and was found lowest for seizure worry domain i.e.11.82±7.40.<br>Age of onset seizures (p=0.367), frequency of seizures (p=0.552) were associated with epilepsy among<br>people with epilepsy.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11194 An Experimental Study to Assess the Effects of Structured Teaching Programme on Stress Management For The Children Living in Selected Foster Homes, at Hassan, Karnataka 2020-10-09T11:41:57+00:00 Sanjay Joshi shiv.medicolegal@gmail.com <p>Coping resources is one of the most important parts of promoting adaptive psycho physiological responses<br>involves adapting positive health practice because good health measures can prevent many illnesses. Social<br>support from family, friends and caregivers also is an important resource for adaptive psycho physiological<br>responses.<br>A true experimental research study where experimental and Control group pre-test, post-test only design was<br>used to assess the effects of structured teaching programme on stress management. The data was collected<br>from 80 foster home children by a lottery method through randomization for experimental group and control<br>group by using structured interview schedule, the findings revealed that in experimental group the pre-test<br>mean score was 37.72 and standard deviation=3.96 and in control group mean score= 37.43 and standard<br>deviation=3.96. In post-test findings the score and standard deviation in the experimental group was mean<br>score=78.10 and standard deviation= 4.01 and in the control group mean score= 37.90 and standard deviation<br>=5.00 of the foster home children are having knowledge on stress management, therefore, the pre-test and<br>post-test score of the experimental group are having mean score=40.38 difference during the assessment<br>whereas in the control group, the foster home children are only having mean score= .87 difference between<br>pre-test and post-test assessment. The paired students ‘t’ test value was = 48.5 which is significant at P=0.001<br>level and the chi-square test shows that there was significant association between post- test knowledge score<br>in the experimental group.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11195 Coping among Spouse of Alcoholics: A Cross-Sectional Study 2020-10-09T11:45:09+00:00 Sujan H.L1 , L. Ponnuchamy2 , A.U. Shreedevi3 ponnupsw@gmail.com <p>Alcoholism is one of the major health and social problems all over the world. Often the family members<br>of alcoholics suffer intense psychological, physical and social trauma due to the core drinking problem of<br>the family member. The aim of the study was to assess the coping pattern among spouse of alcoholics. This<br>study design was a cross sectional survey. The sample size was 100 persons with alcohol problems. The<br>present study adopted purposive sampling technique and appropriate tools were used to collect the data.<br>The result showed that majority (29.0%) of the respondents were between the age of 36 - 40 years, 39.0%<br>of the respondents were belonging to 6 -10 standard level of education, 39.0% of the respondents were<br>home maker in their occupational status, and 53.0% of the respondents were in rural domicile background.<br>About 87.0% of the respondents were belonging to family type of nuclear family, 28.0% of the respondent<br>were reported that duration of consume alcohol between 11 to 15 years, 22.0% of the respondent were in<br>21 to 25 year of living with spouses. Overall results of the coping scale reveal that majority of the (84.0%)<br>respondents were able to cope effectively in positive reappraisal domain. The details of the results have been<br>presented in this article below.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11196 A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation Technique on the Promotion of Subjective Well-Being among Elderly in Bhai Ghanayia Charitable trust District Patiala, Punjab 2020-10-09T11:51:40+00:00 Sukhpreet Kaur mk86576@gmail.com <p>Introduction: Mindfulness Meditation means that a person pays attention to thoughts and feelings without<br>judging them and without believing on them. It can be the key to deal with stress, emotional issues and<br>even health problems. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation technique on the<br>promotion of subjective well-being among elderly. Pre- test evaluation of subjective well being was done<br>by using subjective well being inventory (SUBI) before demonstrating mindfulness meditation technique.<br>Methodology: The study was conducted on 30 elderly. Mindfulness meditation technique was demonstrated<br>for one month for 20 minutes daily. Results: It revealed that the pre test mean score was 61.63 with SD 10.82<br>and post test mean score was 86.76 with SD 6.56. Mean difference between pre test and post test subjective<br>well being score was 25.13.Conclusion: The pre-test revealed that there was low well being score among<br>elderly. After demonstration of mindfulness meditation technique there was a highly significant increase in<br>the well being score among elderly. Mindfulness meditation technique was more effective in increasing well<br>being score.</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijpn/article/view/11198 A Study to Assess the Knowledge of Primary School Teachers Regarding Behavioral Problems and their Prevention among Children in Selected Government Primary Schools in Chamarajanagar District with a View to Develop an Information Guide Sheet 2020-10-09T12:00:19+00:00 Vishakantamurthy D G1 , Naveen Kumar A C2 guruvishu@gmail.com <p>Background of Study: School age children have a growing need for privacy, autonomy and when separation from<br>their parents, children are most like adults emotionally. Children face transition such as entering schools, taking<br>new subjects, changing class rooms and teachers, making new friends, trying new activities etc. They also undergo<br>losses, which are painful at times, at this stage of life, they lack the intellectual ability to understand pain like adults<br>and control it. Hence, they are more vulnerable because they have not developed the cognitive skills necessary to<br>understand their problems and causes. This study was conducted to assess a study to assess the knowledge of primary<br>school teachers regarding behavioural problems and their prevention among children in selected Government primary<br>schools in Chamarajanagar district with a view to develop an information guide sheet.<br>Objectives of Study: To assess the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding behavioral problems and their<br>prevention in school children. To find association between knowledge of the primary school teachers regarding<br>behavior problems and their prevention with selected variables. To prepare an information guide sheet regarding<br>behavioral problems and their prevention in children for primary school teachers.<br>Methods: The study involved descriptive survey approach, and non-experimental descriptive research design with<br>purposive sampling technique. To collect the data from respondents, a structured questionnaire was administered to<br>50 primary school teachers who teach from 1st standard to 7th standards in selected Government Primary Schools of<br>Chamarajanagar District following inclusion and exclusion criteria. The tool consisted 55 items regarding knowledge<br>assessment. The results were described by using descriptive and inferential statistics.<br>Results: The overall mean knowledge score obtained by the respondents was 46.1% regarding common behavioral<br>problems among children. With regard to participants there is significant association between knowledge and selected<br>demographic variables like gender (X 2<br>=4.43) at 5% level. There is no significant association between demographic<br>variables such age (X 2<br>= 0.45), religion (X 2<br>= 0.18), respondent’s children age (X 2<br>= 4.62), Educational qualification<br>(X 2<br>= 0.45) Teaching experience (X 2<br>= 2.86), contact hours (X 2<br>= 1.27), Identified students behaviours (X 2<br>= 0.19)<br>Educational programme attended(X 2<br>= 0.19) and parent teachers association(X 2<br>= 0.08)<br>Interpretation and Conclusion: The overall findings of the study clearly showed that The overall knowledge scores<br>of respondents regarding behavioural problems is 46.1% and about 60% of respondents had inadequate knowledge<br>on behavioural problems. Hence information guide sheet may enhance the knowledge of Primary School Teachers Regarding Behavioural Problems and their Prevention<br>among Children</p> 2020-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020