The Relationship Between the Family's Knowledge and Hallucination Relapses of Patients


Mental health problems have become global health issues in every country, including in Indonesia. Mental disorders include broad spectrum ones such as psychotic mental problems or schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and drug abuse (narcotics, psychotropics and addictive substances), which are all categorised as mental health issues. The aim of this research was to determine the correlation between the family’s knowledge and the hallucination relapses of patients. This research involved an analytical survey with a cross-sectional approach, and it took place at the psychiatric polyclinic RSKD in the Dadi Province of South Sulawesi with 16 respondents. The results showed that the better the respondents’ knowledge, the fewer the relapses (p = 0.024). Therefore, we can conclude that there is a correlation between family knowledge and the hallucination relapses of patients. It is recommended that other studies investigate other variables with larger samples.

Keywords: knowledge, relapse, hallucinations

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