| Published: October 18, 2018
Role of Demographical Factors in Relapse of Patients with Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is one of the most serious psychiatric condition in all the mental illness, relapse is very common in psychiatric disorder, which increases the economic burden on the healthcare system especially on the family. The present study was aimed to find out the role of demographical factors in relapse of schizophrenic patients. Methods & material: Data were collected from the outpatient door (OPD) and inpatient door (IPD), department of psychiatry Post Graduate Institute of Behavioral and Medical Sciences (PGIBAMS), Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The only diagnosed case as per the international classification of diseases -10 (ICD-10) were included in the study. A semi-structured demographical data sheet (e.g. age, gender, religion, residence, etc.) was administered. Majority of the patients were male (58.3%), married (65.0%), Hindu by religion were (96.7%), most of them hailed from rural areas (66.7%), educated up to secondary (48.3%) and (71.7%) belonging to the nuclear family. Results of the study can be concluded that more than one factors are responsible for the relapse in patients with schizophrenia and study also pointed out that there is need to develop a better health care facility in the rural area.
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© 2018 Gaba, N & Patel A
Received: September 11, 2018; Revision Received: September 24, 2018; Accepted: October 18, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018