EFFICACY OF SELF HELP- MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION MODEL ON MENTAL HEALTH OF CARE GIVERS OF MENTALLY ILL – PRE EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
Background - Family carers with mental illness is an integral form of care in our nation as in most Non-Western countries. With limited mental health institutions facilities, the care-givers involve various activities in furnishing care for clients with psychological disturbances. The care-givers from the family of mentally ill undergone significant trouble because of the care-giving responsibility they participate in and required assistance from mental health professionals if they face any emotional or psychological alterations.
Objective - To evaluate the baseline mental health of care givers of mentally ill. To develop self help-mental health promotion model for the care givers of mentally ill. Evaluate the efficacy of self help mental health promotion model on mental health of care givers of mentally ill
Methodology - A pre experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was adopted to assess the efficacy of self help mental health promotion model among the care givers of mentally ill. In this study, interventional analytical study will be used. Purposive sampling technique will be used to collect data. Selected care givers of mentally ill will be assessed primarily for positive mental health of care givers by the WEBMW scale to measure the mental wellbeing of care givers of mentally ill. And to evaluate psychological morbidities of the care givers of mentally ill will be assessed by using GM-HAT PC Marathi version. And then structured counselling programme will be given to selected sample by Self Help Mental Health Promotion Model developed by researcher as intervention. Secondary outcomes involve evaluation of efficacy of self help mental health promotion model. IEC approval was obtained from Institutional Ethics Committee, Dutta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University)/IEC/ JUNE-2018/7345).
Expected Results: This study is mainly planned to evaluate the improvement in mental health of care givers of mentally ill with the help of self help mental health promotion model, hence it will be assessed by Global Mental Health Assessment Tool and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well Being Scale. After 28th days of intervention the level of stress reduced down around 60%.