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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of adults regarding human rights of persons with mental illness in selected urban areas of Pune city

Author(s):
Priti Thakur and Dr. Sundari Apte
Abstract:
Human rights deal with balancing the acts of an individual within the community. But with regard to person with mental problems, the privileges and their remedial right of protection against infringement and other statutory rights are also taken into consideration. The present study deals with knowledge assessment among adults regarding human rights of persons with mental illness from selected urban areas of Pune city. The objectives were to assess the knowledge level and to find the association of the findings with selected demographic variables. A quantitative approach was adopted and a descriptive design was used. The population was the adults from selected urban areas and the sample size was 400, who were selected by non-probability Purposive sampling. The tool used was semi Structured questionnaire on knowledge regarding human rights of clients with Mental illness. Reliability and pilot study was done to and the study was found feasible. The result shows that male were more than female; maximum were in the age group of 25-31years with 35percentage.most sample were educated till higher secondary. Majority were from joint family with53.25percentage.With regard to marriage status 69 % were married. Most of the samples were of Hindu religion. In Occupation most of them were unemployed. With regard to knowledge level 74.25 % had good knowledge level with mean score of 10.45 and SD- 1.55. There is no association found between the knowledge level and demographic variables as the p-value is greater than 0.05. To conclude although the knowledge is good but the stigma related to mental illness still persists.
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How to cite this article:
Priti Thakur, Dr. Sundari Apte. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of adults regarding human rights of persons with mental illness in selected urban areas of Pune city. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):129-132.

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