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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173-177

Pattern of disability among persons who availed half-way home-care services for psychosocial rehabilitation


1 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sinu Ezhumalai
Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka - 576 104
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.119655

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Background: There is dearth of studies related to pattern of disability among persons who availed psychosocial rehabilitation services in India. We studied the pattern of disability among persons who availed half-way home-care services for psychosocial rehabilitation. Materials and Methods: Out of 130 case files of discharged patients, 50 files were randomly selected for data collection. Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Schedule was used to assess the pattern of disability in the sample. Results: The study revealed that only one-third (35%) of the residents had disability in self-care, 41% in communication and understanding and 47% in interpersonal relationship. Overall, majority (76%) of the respondents had moderate level of psychiatric disability at the time of discharge from half-way home. There was no significant relationship between gender and type of psychiatric illness with the level of disability. The overall disability correlated positively with the duration of illness (rs=0.39). Conclusion: Three-fourth of the residents who availed half-way home-care services had moderate level of disability.


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