The study was carried out to examine
effective implementation of rehabilitation therapy for in-patients of Federal
Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria. Four objectives
and four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research
design was used for the study. The population of study comprised of 150
in-patients in Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State,
Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 50 stable in-mates
for this study. An instrument titled "Effectiveness of Implementation of
Rehabilitation Therapy for in-patients of Federal Psychiatric Hospital
Calabar”, was used for data collection. Simple percentages, mean, standard
deviation and r-value of Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used for
answering the research questions, the result of the study revealed that there
are few rehabilitation programmes available for the patients. The result also
revealed that the patients have positive attitude towards the rehabilitation
programmes. The result further revealed that parent's level of involvement in
the rehabilitation programme is low. And lastly, the result revealed that there
is a relationship between instructors' qualification and effective
implementation of the rehabilitation therapy. Based on the findings, it was
concluded that rehabilitation programmes are effectively implemented in the
Federal Psychiatric Hospital Calabar, Nigeria. It was recommended among other
things that more rehabilitation programmes should be introduced into the
hospital, this will help to meet the needs of the various patients.
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