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Original Article

Awareness of Disability Certificate uses among the Caregivers of Persons with Mental Illness

Dr. Narendra Kumar Singh

Keywords : Disability certificate, caregivers, awareness and usefulness

Citation Information : Singh DN. Awareness of Disability Certificate uses among the Caregivers of Persons with Mental Illness. 2018; 21 (1):1-7.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-21-1-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Background: There are many benefits for the person with disability such as pension, reservation in various field, free education, insurance, healthcare and rehabilitation etc. The biggest obstacle to approach this benefit is the lack of awareness and poor knowledge of certificate benefits as well lack of knowledge of obtaining the certificate. Aim: To assess the awareness and uses of disability certificate among the caregivers of persons with mental illness. Methods: Purposive sampling technique was used for selecting samples. The study was carried out at Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences in Ranchi district. Total number of 160 respondents (caregivers/family member of person with mental illness) were taken in the study. Subjects were evaluated using socio demographic datasheet and self-made questionnaire. Results: Results indicated that caregivers of the persons with mental illness were not aware about health care facility, social security, insurance facility, rehabilitation provision, reservation for that land allotment, reservation facilities available for developmental scheme, skills development program, marketing facilities. Conclusion: Finding of the present study concluded that majority of the caregivers of the persons with mental illness have not been aware of the disability certificate and its uses which is provided by the government of India.

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