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| Published: December 25, 2015

A Study of Coping Styles and Stress Tolerance in the Caregivers of Schizophrenic Patients

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Malla

Registrar Psychiatry , IMHANS Kashmir, J & K, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nasir Mohammad Bhat

Research Scholar , Dept. of Education, Central University of Kashmir, 170004 - Srinagar, J & K, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Zahoor Ahmad Wagay

Clinical Psychologist, Medicine Sans Frontier (MSF), Srinagar, J & K,India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.043/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.043

ABSTRACT

This study attempted to take a closer look at the coping styles and stress tolerance of care givers of schizophrenic patients and to determine the relationship between coping styles and stress tolerance of the caregivers of schizophrenic patients. A total number of 70 caregivers were selected using purposive sampling method. The tools used in this study are Life Change Event Inventory and AECOM Coping Scale Questionnaire. Data were cleaned and analyzed by SPSS version 16.00 windows. It is concluded that the caregivers of schizophrenic patients tend to use certain coping styles more than others and this preference lowers the stress experienced. It is also concluded that caregivers of schizophrenic patients are hardier due to the sociocultural expectations imposed on them.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.043/20150301

10.25215/0301.043

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015