BACKGROUND: The level of independence among schizophrenia patients is still a problem that must be resolved. The development of appropriate relevant instruments is needed. AIM: This study aims to explore the needs and the importance of developing a self-reliance instrument for schizophrenic patients in the hospital setting. METHODS: This study used a research and development study design. The study was conducted in a Psychiatric Hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia from August to December 2020. The total sample in this study consisted of 100 nurses determined by a simple random sampling technique. In addition, 50 medical records were observed. The inclusion criteria were nurses who cared for schizophrenia patients with a minimum work experience of 1 year. Respondents were excluded from the study if they did not follow the study through to completion. The data collection process was done online by filling in a Google form. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a focus group discussion (FGD) followed with ten nurses to discuss the new instrument. RESULTS: The data found that a rehabilitation therapy instrument is not currently available (53%). The FGD results show that it is necessary to develop the nurse’s knowledge and to provide adequate facilities and wards, as well as to develop instruments to use as measuring tools in order to evaluate the rehabilitation therapy given. CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation therapy instruments are important to develop for schizophrenia patients. It is hoped that the development of the instrument in this study will optimize the rehabilitation of schizophrenia patients.
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|Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
|Published - 11 May 2021