A Study to assess the Psychosocial Problems among Families Residing at Arakkampakkam Village in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu
Introduction: Psychosocial problems affect the psychological and social condition of the family based upon its type, intensity and frequency of the problem. The most distinctive feature of human life is its social characters. Two forces like physical and social condition determine pupil behaviours in society. Which he has been trying to understand and control from time immemorial.
Objective: To assess psychosocial problems among families residing at Arakkampakkam.
Design: Non -Experimental descriptive design.
Setting: The study was conducted at Arakkampakkam village in Thiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, which is adopted by the Omayal Achi Community Health Centre.
Participants: 200 families who are residing at Arakkampakkam village.
Measurements and tools: The level of psychosocial problem was assessed by structured rating scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.
Findings: The findings of the study revealed that psychosocial problems among families residing at Arakkampakkam. The most of the families (i.e.) 136(68%) had high psychological problems, 174(87%) had high social problem and 158(79%) had high psychosocial problems. The correlation level of social problems with psychological problems in families residing at Arakkampakkam village, the calculated r-value was 0.960** at p<0.01 level.
Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the families had high social problem than the psychological and psychosocial problems. Implications: The community mental health nurse practitioners has a primary responsibility of preventing the psychosocial problems among families. Public health nurse working in the community needs to be trained in taking care of families with psychosocial problems.
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