Living well with mental illness: protective factors and positive outcomes among audlts in Kerala

S, Aswini and Deb, Amrita (2017) Living well with mental illness: protective factors and positive outcomes among audlts in Kerala. Masters thesis, Indian Insitute of Technology Hyderabad.

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This study is a strength based investigation that focuses on resilience and well - being among adults diagnosed with mental illness in Kerala. The present investigation is divided into two parts: (I) Translation and cultural adaptation of tools namely; the FS and CD - RISC and (II) Main study which was carried out on clinical population. In Study I, the tools were culturally adapted for the target population following WHO (2016) gu idelines. 42 participa nts (women = 18, m en = 24; mean age= 25.45) who claimed to possess reading, writing, and speaking skills in both English and Malayalam participated in the study. Findings from the cognitive interview and the Cronbach alpha scores for FS (α= 0.78) and CD - RISC Scale (α= 0.91) led to the conclusion that the tools were suitable for use. In Study II, p articipants were recruited by mental health professionals from different mental health institutions in Kerala, using a self - developed screening check list. These par ticipants then answered the quantitative and qualitative questionnaires. A total of 48 responses (women= 26, men = 22; mean age= 42.50) were collected and analyzed using basic statistical procedures and thematic analysis respectively. Following Braun and C larke’s (2006) six steps for thematic analysis, themes we re discovered under three major categories namely, (a) challenges, (b) protective factors and (c) positive outcomes among adults diagnosed with mental illness. In conclusion, it may be gathered that despite these challenges and cumulative risks, participan ts were able to function in different areas of life but many failed to acknowledge it.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: flourishing; resilience; narrative psychiatry; positive psychology; positive psychiatry; TD950
Subjects: Others > Psychology
Social sciences > Social Services
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 09:13
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 06:40
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