International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing <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> Institute of Medico-legal Publications Pvt Ltd en-US International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing 2394-9465 Post-Intervention Cortisol Level in Victims-Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Living in Transition-Housing Ezra C. Holston Janette Y. Taylor Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-09 2021-07-09 7 2 1 7 10.37506/ijpn.v7i2.16432 Assessment of Substance Use Behavior and Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention and Ill Effects of Substance Abuse among Adolescents <p>Background: Substance abuse has become a major problem in any growing society, the pattern of<br>consumption of medical and non-medical use of drugs, especially by pre adolescents, adolescents and young<br>adults, is both complex and changing. In 1992, WHO declared June 26 as the International Day against<br>substance abuse and illicit trafficking1.<br>Methods: It was a two-phase study, during phase-I of the study 485 adolescents were assessed for substance<br>use behavior. During phase-II 100 adolescents were given structured teaching programme, pre-test and posttest<br>knowledge and attitude were assessed.<br>Results: The study results revealed that out of 485 adolescents only 3.2% (16) of the adolescents had<br>tried or experimented with substances and 11.1% (54) of the adolescents reported that their friends use the<br>substance in the school. The calculated Z score value was found to be 11.316 which was greater than the table<br>value (1.98) indicates the effectiveness of structured teaching programme.There was a moderate positive<br>correlation (0.568) between the post-test knowledge scores and post-test attitude scores of adolescents.<br>Conclusion: The incidence of drug abuse among children and adolescents is higher than the general<br>population. Therefore, keeping in focus, the investigator felt the need to conduct a research study to assess<br>the knowledge and attitude regarding the ill effects of substance abuse and its prevention among adolescents,<br>and the study was found to be effective in increasing the knowledge and attitude among adolescents.</p> Jaya Simon Raminder Kalra M.Jibanlata Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-09 2021-07-09 7 2 8 12 10.37506/ijpn.v7i2.16433 A Quasi Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effect of Information Booklet on Attitude Towards Mental Illness among Adults in Selected Community, Bhopal <p>Background of the Study: People with mental disorders experience discrimination which result as<br>stigmatizing attitudes towards mentally ill people in society. An individual’s value and personal beliefs<br>affect his attitude about mental illness, the mentally ill and the treatment of mental illness. There still exists<br>a stigma surrounding individuals who need or use psychiatry mental health services. The need continue for<br>public education to modify or alter misconception about mental illness and people with mental disorders.<br>Material and Method: A non equivalent control group quasi experimental design was used. There were<br>60 adult of selected community were selected using purposive sampling technique. In this study 2 groups<br>(experimental and control group) were selected. During data collection information booklet were given<br>to experimental group only. Research tool were submitted to 7 expert from various specialty for validity.<br>Reliability was calculated. Reliability of tool was established by Split Half method and Spearmen Brown<br>prophecy formula and it was 0.83. The obtained data was analyzed and interpreted in terms of objectives and<br>research hypothesis. Analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statics.<br>Result : Result of the present study revealed that mean score of structured attitude scale among experimental<br>group was 70.46 with SD of +/- 14.61, and among control group was 69.5 with SD of +/- 13.14 the computed<br>‘t’ value was 0.26 at degree of freedom 58.</p> Pallavi Biswas Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-09 2021-07-09 7 2 13 19 10.37506/ijpn.v7i2.16435 Schizophrenia of Childhood: A Brief Overview <p>Childhood schizophrenia is an uncommon but severe mental disturbance during which children interpret<br>reality abnormally. Schizophrenia has no single cause; there are not well defined etiological factors of this<br>condition. Distorted perception of reality confused thinking, detailed and bizarre thoughts and ideas are<br>some early symptoms of Childhood schizophrenia. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of schizophrenia<br>is made if a person has two or more core symptoms, one of which must be hallucinations, delusions, or<br>disorganized speech for at least one month. Childhood schizophrenia can be differentially diagnosed as<br>autism because there are common symptoms among them. The management of Childhood schizophrenia<br>include anti psychotic drugs along with psychotherapies .a combined action of different modalities shows<br>good prognosis.</p> Rinu J George Shiny .T. Sam Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-09 2021-07-09 7 2 20 25 10.37506/ijpn.v7i2.16436