| Published: February 24, 2017
Psychological Study of the Persons Suffering From Sickle Cell Disease in Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh State
Background: Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder in which the body produces abnormal shaped red blood cells (RBC). The disease affects both biological and psychosocial aspects of patients. Aim: Present study aimed at investigating the different mental health dimensions used by heterozygous and homozygous sickle cell anemic patients. Method: The cross-sectional study design with the total 100 sickle cell anemic adolescents of both the sexes were selected in 10 to 20 year age groups, from various hospitals and health clinics of Chhattisgarh, India. The correlation analysis was used for analyzing the data. Results: Total 100 patients were selected which consisted of 30 homozygous and 70 heterozygous adolescent patients with sickle cell gene. The Emotional Stability was which higher significantly correlated with the intelligence quotients, IQ (r = .387, p< .001) than the other dimensions. Only two dimensions of mental health viz. emotional stability (t- 2.38; p<.018) and self-concept (t- 2.32; p<.001) of sickle cell patients which differed among heterozygous and homozygous patients.
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© 2017 Ajagallay R, Janghel G, Bhagat V, Chanda V, Agrawal R, Naik N
Received: January 25, 2017; Revision Received: February 16, 2017; Accepted: February 24, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017