IJRSS VOLUME 36

 

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ISSN 2307-227X

IJRSS VOLUME 36

Title Extent to which the Resilience of Family Members is Influenced by their Perceptions towards a Mentally Ill Family Member in Nyeri County, Kenya
Author/s Damaris W. Rukahu1, Dr. Wilfrida Olaly2, Dr. Susan Macharia3, Dr. Elijah Kirimi M’Arimi4
Source International Journal of Research in Social Sciences pg 01-11 Vol 36. No. 01– 2020
Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated that family caregivers of persons with a severe mental illness suffer from significant stresses, experience moderately high levels of burden and often receive inadequate assistance from mental health professionals. The major objective of this study was to find out the extent to which the resilience of the family members is influenced by their perceptions towards the mentally ill member, in Nyeri County, Kenya.  Sample size of 240 families participated in the study.  The quantitative data was analyzed using multi-linear regression to test the hypothesis, p=.05 significance level, with the aid of SPSS (Version 23). The study found out that care givers had a positive attitude towards mental illness and the mentally ill persons in general. It is recommended ……..

Keywords Mental Illness, Family Support, Caregivers’ Resilience, Community Sensitization
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