CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 053-056
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703801
Original Article


K. Jayakrishnan
1  Student MSc. (N), Department of Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India.
Shalini, Savitha› Author Affiliations


Introduction: Caregivers across the world, who are often unrecognised and under supported, are deeply and personally impacted by the care they provide. The recognition of high levels of caregiver morbidity demands a holistic approach and nurses need to be more responsive to the needs of carers and care-recipients rather than focussing on the patient alone. Aims and Objectives: to determine the psychological wellbeing of adult children with mentally ill parent/s, to assess the level of self-esteem of adult children of their mentally ill parent/s, and to find the relationship between psychological wellbeing and self-esteem.

Study design: descriptive correlational study design.

Methods and materials: study was conducted among 63 adult children of mentally ill parents by using convenient sampling technique. A survey approach was used for the study. Tools used for the study were Demographic Proforma, Psychological wellbeing scale, and Rosenberg's self-esteem scale.

Results: Majority, 35 (55.6%) of the samples were found to be having high psychological wellbeing. 27 (42.9%) of the samples were intermediate psychological wellbeing and only 1 (1.6%) participant was having low psychological wellbeing. Majority (68.3%) of the samples were found to be having normal self-esteem. (30.2%) of the samples were with low self-esteem and only (1.6%) participant was having high self-esteem. There is no significant correlation was found between psychological wellbeing and self-esteem (r = 0.044, p= 0.730).

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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