A study on quality of life (QOL), stress and coping among wives of alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) clients admitted in selected hospitals of Udupi district

Tessy Treesa Jose, Renjulal Yesodharan, Asha K. Nayak, K. G. Anjali

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Background: Alcohol related deaths and death due to disease related to alcoholism are major concerns in India. Persistent use of alcohol not only affects the individual but also the spouse who faces stressful life events and emotional problems Aim: The study aimed to determine the Quality of life, stress and coping among wives of alcohol dependent clients and to find the relationship among them. Settings and Design: The study was conducted in selected tertiary care hospitals of Udupi district with descriptive survey approach. A total of 60 wives of alcohol dependent individuals were selected based on nonprobability sampling. Materials and method: Stress rating scale, Coping scale and BREF-QOL by WHO were used to collect the data. Statistical analysis used: Karl Pearson coefficient of correlation was used with the help of SPSS 16 version. Results and conclusions: The obtained WHOQOL-BREF scores were converted to WHOQOL-100 for all the domains. The mean score for the physical domain was 22.05±10.51. The psychological domain and social relations domain got a score of 24.63 ± 10.44 and 84.45 ± 19.48 respectively, whereas the environment domain got a mean score of 16.53 ± 8.50. The relationship between domains of quality of life and stress showed that physical domain (r=-0.524, p<0.001) psychological domain (r =-0.527, p<0.001), social relations (r=-0.460, p<0.001) and environmental domain (r =-0.480 p<0.001) have a moderate negative correlation. No statistical relationship was found between quality of life and coping, though a low positive correlation exists (r=.265, p=.041) between physical health and withdrawal coping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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