| Published: March 28, 2021

Primary caregivers attitude towards patients with mental illness: a survey study in psychiatric centre, SMS medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Tulika Sharma

Postgraduate Student of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Paramjeet Singh

HOD & Senior Professor, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Himanshu Phulwari

Doctor of Medicine Student, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.126/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.126


The purpose of the present study was to find out the attitudes of primary caregivers towards mental illness. The hypothesis was “there would be a significant difference in the attitude of primary caregivers towards mental illness by people belonging to rural and urban areas.” The sample consists of 50 subjects (25 females and 25 males out of it, 25 were from the rural population & 25 were from the urban population). The age group consists of the participants was from 18 years to 65 years, and their education qualification was not an obligation. Personal data consist of demographic information was also collected. The scale “The Community Attitudes Towards Mental Illness scale (CAMI)” was developed by Taylor and Dear in 1981, was used to assess the attitude towards mental illness of the subjects. For statistical analysis, correlation and student t-test were used for the p-value and to found the differences in the attitudes of primary caregivers. The results showed variances in the primary caregivers’ attitudes between the rural area and the urban area.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021