Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Research

Summary

PRS team has brought out a ‘Handbook of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services’. Currently, a DST funded project ‘Augmentation of Cognitive Remediation in “Schizophrenia with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation : A Randomized Controlled Trial’  and two unfunded projects ‘A naturalistic study of clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients attending psychiatric rehabilitation services for rehabilitation’, ‘Explanatory Models Of Mental Illness Among  Caregivers Of Mentally Ill Referred To Rehabilitation Services’ are ongoing. 

Details

Name of Project/Title

Augmentation of Cognitive Remediation in “Schizophrenia with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation : A Randomized Controlled Trial

Investigator 

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Principal investigator

 

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Co- Principal investigator

 

Thirthalli J

SK Chaturvedi, BN Gangadhar, C Naveen Kumar, J Keshav Kumar, Jitender Saini

Total duration of the project

15 months

Funding Agency (ies)

Department of science and Technology, Government of India

Total funding

59,85,000/-

Funding during the year 2013-14

54,00,000/-

Status

Ongoing

Details: This project will examine the effect of neuronavigated TMS on cognitive retraining in patients with schizophrenia. This project has just begun. We are acquiring equipment and going to recruit subjects soon.

 

Name of Project/Title

A naturalistic study of clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients attending psychiatric rehabilitation services for rehabilitation

Investigator 

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Principal investigator

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Co- Principal investigator

 

Sivakumar T

Chaturvedi SK, Thirthalli J, Nirmala BP, Bhola P, Desai G, Gandhi S, Kumar CN, Waghmare A, Udgiri S.

Total duration of the project

5 Years

Funding Agency (ies)

Unfunded

Total funding

Not Applicable

Funding during the year 2013-14

Not Applicable

Status

Ongoing, IRB approval obtained

Details

Assessment of factors affecting psychiatric rehabilitation is necessary to plan services and fame policies conducive to recovery of persons with psychiatric disorders. There is a paucity of studies examining factors affecting psychiatric rehabilitation in the Indian setup. NIMHANS runs a unique psychiatric rehabilitation services for patients with psychiatric disorders. We would study the clinical and socio-demographic profile of patients attending psychiatric rehabilitation services and factors influencing rehabilitation.  The study would help us understand rehabilitation needs in persons with psychiatric disorders and factors influencing rehabilitation in our setup. Our services can be tuned to address felt needs and barriers interfering with successful rehabilitation. The experience can help us make policies and programs which can be used across the country. This will help in reintegration of patients with psychiatric disability with mainstream society.

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Name of Project/Title

Explanatory Models Of Mental Illness Among  Caregivers Of Mentally Ill Referred To Rehabilitation Services

Investigator 

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Principal investigator

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Co- Principal investigator

 

Dr. Poornima Bhola

Dr. Hesi Herbert

Dr. Devvarta Kumar

Dr. Sailaxmi Gandhi

Dr. S.K. Chaturvedi

Total duration of the project

-

Funding Agency (ies)

Non-funded, IRB approval obtained

Total funding

-

Funding during the year 2013-14

-

Status

Ongoing

Details

This project aims to study the explanatory models of mental illness among caregivers of individuals with psychiatric disorders seeking treatment at a tertiary care neuropsychiatric hospital.

The objectives are to explore the explanatory models of care givers of mentally ill and to study the relationship with socio-demographic variables and select clinical variables. The sample will consist of 60 caregivers of inpatients or outpatients, with a psychiatric diagnosis referred to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.  The study is exploratory in nature with a single group and purposive sampling.  The tools used for assessment are a Socio Demographic Data Sheet and Barts Explanatory Model Inventory (Rudell,, 2005). The study is in pilot phase.