PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, COPING STYLES AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AMONG CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • Hafsa Jatoi Riphah International University, Lahore
  • Saima Majeed
Keywords: Psychological Distress, Coping Styles, Emotional Well-being, Caregivers, Schizophrenia

Abstract

OBJECTIVE
To determine the relationship between psychological distresses, coping style and emotional well-being among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia, to determine the role of coping style as a mediator in the relationship between the psychological distress and emotional well-being, to determine the gender as a moderator in between psychological distress and emotional well-being.
STUDY DESIGN
Cross sectional research design.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY
The data was collected from both government and private hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan from May 2021 to July 2021.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS
Participants were 75 that were educated 2(27%), uneducated 73(97.4%), married 37(49.3%) and unmarried 38(50.7%) adult caregivers of schizophrenic patients. Kessler’s scale, Brief Cope Inventory and Psychological well-being scale along with demographic sheet were used for the collection of data.

RESULTS
Results revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between psychological distress and coping styles(r=.32**, p<.05) whereas emotional well-being is negatively correlated with coping style (r=-.33**, p<.05) and non-significant relationship with psychological distress (p>0.05) in schizophrenic caregivers. Gender is moderating between psychological distress and emotional well-being. Coping style is not mediating between psychological distress and emotional well-being among caregivers of schizophrenia.

CONCLUSION
It is concluded that coping style is positively correlated with psychological distress but emotional well-being is negatively correlated with coping style and non-significant relation with psychological distress. There is a difference in experiencing psychological distress and emotional well-being gender wise. Psychological distress has a non-significant effect on emotional well-being through direct or indirect pathways and coping style is not mediating between them.

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Published
2022-10-31
How to Cite
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Jatoi H, Majeed S. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, COPING STYLES AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AMONG CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2022Oct.31 [cited 2024Jul.13];19(02):22-6. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/143