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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

Effectiveness of role play on attitude towards mental illness among adolescents


1 Head, Dept. of Mental Health Nursing, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education and Research, Bangalore, India
2 Assistant professor ESIC college of Nursing, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
M Vijayarani
Assistant professor ESIC college of Nursing, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.260546

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The lack of substantial knowledge concerning mental disorders is conductive to emerging of stereotypes and discrimination against the mentally ill. A pre-experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Role-play on attitude towards mental illness among adolescents studying in a selected high school at, Bettahalasoor, Bangalore, Karnataka, India” with the AimTo find the effectiveness of Role-play on attitude towards mental illness among adolescents.A Socio Demographic tool and attitude scale was used to assess the attitude. Pre-test was conducted followed with 45 min of Role-playwhich was conducted by the IV year BSc Nursing students regarding the attitude towards mental illness. The post test was conducted after 7 days. The results revealed that mean attitude prior to the role-play (66.93+8.765) and after the role-play (73.33+7.545) was statistically significant. (t=3.132, p=0.004). Male adolescents (70.69+10.012) are having higher attitude than female (63.94+6.823) counterparts (t=2.197, p=0.036). Thus the study reveals that role-play is an effective method to change the quality of attitude towards mental illness among adolescents.


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