| Published: September 25, 2016
Social Support In Relation To Quality Of Life among Caregivers of Drug Addicted People
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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© 2016, T Ahmad, A Nabi, I Khan
Received: July 14, 2016; Revision Received: August 25, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016