Mr. Edet Okon Umoh

Chief Nursing Officer

Country:   Nigeria

BSN to MSN in Nursing

Conference Attended:  
2nd International Scientific E-Conference 2015

Best Paper Award Bronze

Mr. Edet Okon Umoh

Theme of Conference:   Research, Technology and Innovation: The Bedrock for Global Development

Article Topic:   Effective Implementation of Rehabilitation Therapy for In-Patients of Federal Psychiatric Hospital


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. Through simple random sampling technique 50 stable in-mates was selected 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, and 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, 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, as this will help to meet the needs of the various patients.