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| Published: June 30, 2020

Social Adjustment and Coping Strategies among Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mr. Nayan Solanki

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.120/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.120

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People with mental impairment are struggling not only with the problems caused by their illnesses but also with the stigmatizing attitudes and behaviours of society. The term coping refers to the thoughts and actions we use to deal with an intimidating situation. The main aim of present research work was to assess the social adjustment and coping strategies among primary caregivers of schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorders. For this purpose investigator has selected sample of 120 primary caregivers of schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorders. Social adjustment was measured through social adjustment inventory constructed by Dr. R.C. Deva (1990).Similarly, coping strategies were assessed with the help of The Brief COPE scale. Findings of present research reported that primary caregivers of obsessive compulsive disorders have higher level of social adjustment and coping strategies as compared to caregivers of schizophrenia.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.120/20190702

10.25215/0702.120

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019