Effective Implementation of Rehabilitation Therapy for In-Patients of Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015.02.01.Art007

Authors : Umoh, Edet Okon


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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