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| Published: September 25, 2016

Social Support In Relation To Quality Of Life among Caregivers of Drug Addicted People

Tabeer Ahmad

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, A.M.U, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Aqueleem Un Nabi

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, A.M.U, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mohd Ilyas Khan

Professor, Department of Psychology, A.M.U, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.139/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.139

ABSTRACT

Taking care of a dependent relative entails different physical, psychological and social changes for caregivers. One of the most affected aspects is the social network and support, due to the lack of opportunities for leisure activities, impossibility to go out to work and changes in family routines. Social support also could act as a moderator when it affects caregiver’s quality of life by altering the direction and/or strength of the relation between the caregiver and his/her quality of life. Thus, social support to caregivers helps them to deal with their quality of life in a positive manner. Quality of life is a person’s perceived assessment of his/her own well-being. This includes emotional, social, and physical aspects of the individual’s life.. The social support scale and WHO quality of life brief questionnaire was administered on care givers of drug addicted people to collect data. T-test and Pearson product moment co-efficient of correlation were used for data analysis. The obtained result revealed significance difference between male and female caregivers of drug addicted people on social support and quality of life and the relationship between social support and quality of life was found significantly positive.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.139/20160304

10.25215/0304.139

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016