Social Factors associated with Relapse in Psychotic Patients Attending Teaching Hospitals in AL-Furat Al-Awsat Governorates

Authors

  • Ali A. ALHatab1 , Saja H. Mohammed2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1581

Keywords:

Social Factors, Relapse, Psychotic patients.

Abstract

Background: The relapse in mental disorders is extremely painful and costly for the patient and his family

as well as for the community. These frequent readmissions are strain on the health institutions and on the

Ministry of Health Budget.

Objectives: To find out the relationship between the social factors of relapse and sociodemographic data of

psychotic patients attending teaching hospitals in AL_Furat Al-Awsat Governorates.

Methodology: The design was (Descriptive-Correlational) used to describe the variables and the

relationships that occur among them in this study. The sample was (a non-probability) purposive of (181)

relapsed psychotic patients were selected from our patients centers from teaching hospitals in AL_Furat

Al-Awsat Governorates, during the period from 9th May 2019 to 20th August 2019. The instrument included

two parts: sociodemographic variables and the social factors associated with relapse. The researcher used

descriptive statistics tools such as frequency, percentage, mean of score and used in inferential statistics such

as Chi-Square.

Results: The findings of the study indicate that (45.86%) of the sample their diagnosis was schizophrenia,

(25.97%) were schizoaffective and (11.60%) were major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Also,

the findings of the study indicate that (58.6%) of the study samples they have poor social factors, while

(24.3%) they have moderate social factors and (17.1%) they have good social factors.

Conclusion: There is a high significant relationship between the most sociodemographic data and social

factor (that included family support and financial factors).

Author Biography

Ali A. ALHatab1 , Saja H. Mohammed2

1 Ph.D. Student - 2 Prof. Dr. Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University

of Babylon, Hillah City, Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Ali A. ALHatab1 , Saja H. Mohammed2. (2020). Social Factors associated with Relapse in Psychotic Patients Attending Teaching Hospitals in AL-Furat Al-Awsat Governorates. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1303-1308. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1581