Author: Maria Zaheer
Supervisor: Rukhsana Kausar PhD
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The study aimed to investigate the relationship of Family
Accommodation, Caregiver Burden and Psychological Distress in
Family Members of Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. A non-probability purposive sampling strategy was used to draw the sample of 120 family members of patients with
OCD (42men and 78 women), within the age range of 18-58 years
(M= 37.19, SD=10.34). Family Accommodation Scale for OCD
Self-Rated Version (FAS- SR; Pinto et. al., 2012, translated by
Abbas & Naz, 2013), Family Burden Interview Schedule (FBIS;
Pai & Kapoor, 1981, translated by Nasar & Kausar, 2008) and
Kessler Pssychological Distress Scale (K10; Kessler, Andrews &
Colpe, et. al, 2002, translated by Ghafoor, Sitwat & Kausar, 2010)
were used to assess the respective variables. The sample was
collected from government and private hospitals of Lahore.
Mediational analysis was done using PROCESS and the results
revealed that family interventions regarding accommodation by
family members can be provided in order to improve the patient
treatment and research findings can also be implied to teach
coping strategies to family members in order to deal with the
burden they experienced.
Keywords: Caregiver Burden, Family Accommodation,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychological Distress.
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