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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
A descriptive study to assess the attitude towards stigma related to mental illness among the general public of the selected rural areas of Nagpur district

Akshay Manker, Kalyani Meshram, Priyanka Mandal, Shubhangi Sonwane and Roshani Dhale

Introduction: Mental Illness Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of But Stigma And Bias Shame Us All” [1]. Mental health concerns everyone. All human beings have mental health needs, no matter what the state of their mind. Misconceptions and lack of understanding carries a substantial stigma or mark of shame for people who are mentally ill, especially in rural societies [2]. So it is vital to study about the current scenario related to mentally ill patients among the public of rural areas.
Aim: To assess the attitude towards stigma related to mental illness among the general public of selected rural areas of Nagpur district.
Method: Quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was used for the study.
Sample: The sample was selected using non probability convenience sampling technique. A sample of, 100 people of general public of rural areas was selected from Dongargaon, Nagpur district.
Result and Conclusion: The result shows that maximum (60.01%) of general public have positive response towards mentally ill people and minimum (39.99%) of them have negative response towards mentally ill people. The association between demographic variables and stigma attitude related to mental illness among the general population by chi-sq. test.so there is significant association between demographic variables and stigma attitude related to mental illness in the Age, type of family, socioeconomic status, Occupation and Monthly income. There is no significant association in the Gender, Religion and Family History of Mental Illness.
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Akshay Manker, Kalyani Meshram, Priyanka Mandal, Shubhangi Sonwane, Roshani Dhale. A descriptive study to assess the attitude towards stigma related to mental illness among the general public of the selected rural areas of Nagpur district. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2022;5(1):20-25.
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