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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-28

Effectiveness of interpersonal relationship skill training programme on the knowledge, attitude and practice of interpersonal skills among nursing assistants in the care of patients with mental illness at selected mental health center in Kerala


1 2nd year M. Sc Nursing Student, Lisie College of Nursing, Ernakulam, India
2 Principal, Lisie College of Nursing, Ernakulam, India

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Josna Joseph
2nd year M. Sc Nursing Student, Lisie College of Nursing, Ernakulam
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.260566

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A quasi experimental one group pre test multiple post test design was used to determine the effectiveness of an interpersonal relationship skill training programme (IRSTP) on the knowledge, attitude and practice of interpersonal skills among nursing assistants in the care of patients with mental illness at selected Mental Health Center in Kerala. Through purposive sampling technique 30 nursing assistants working in Government Mental Health Centres, Thrissur were selected. Data were collected with a Structured Knowledge Questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding interpersonal skills, an Attitude and Practice Rating Scale to assess the attitude and practice of interpersonal skills. Technique used for data collection was self report and self rating. Study results revealed that the mean post test knowledge, attitude and practice regarding interpersonal skills among nursing assistants who had undergone the interpersonal relationship skill training programme was significantly higher than the mean pre test scores at 0.05 level of significance after the implementation of the intervention, and thus the intervention was found to be effective in improving the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of nursing assistants regarding interpersonal relationship skills.


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