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Schizophrenia is a clinical syndrome of very serious and persistent neurobiological brain disease with profoundly disruptive psychopathology that results in severe, impairment in the lives of an individual, family and community. Patients need to depend on the family members or health care team members to meet their self-care needs. The present study determined the effectiveness of practicing self-care module on Activities of daily living (ADL) among patients with schizophrenia in selected hospital.  During the study period, totally 30 patients with schizophrenia between the age group of 21-40yrs participated in this study. Convenient sampling technique was used to select the participants. After obtaining consent, data has been collected from subjects with observational checklist. Subjects were given training for seven hours per day. Post test was conducted after 7days. Descriptive, paired t test and chi-square test were used to analyze the data. The finding of the study depicts evidence of significant difference between pre and posttest at the level of P<0.01, so  the self-care module helped them in their Activities of daily living to the maximum extent. There was a statistically significant difference in pre and post-test on level of performance in relation to Personal hygiene, personal grooming, communication, responsibilities and over all the level of P<0. 001.The study highlighted that, the need of retraining ADL for patients with schizophrenia is mandatory by the psychiatric nurses in hospital setting.


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Kalavalli, Kanniammal, & Malarvizhi. (2021). Effectiveness of Practicing Self-Care Module on Activities of Daily Living (ADL) among Patients with Schizophrenia in a Selected Hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(1), 39-45.