Author: Sadia Abbas
Supervisor: Humaira Naz, PhD
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of the present study was aimed to find out the relationship between Family accommodation, Functional impairment and Burden in the significant relative of patients of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The sample comprised of 50 significant relatives of diagnosed patients suffering from OCD and non-probability purposive sampling was used to collect the data from Government hospitals. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between family accommodation, functional impairment and burden in the significant relative of OCD patients. Family accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Rated Version (FAS-SR; Calvocoressi et al., 1995), Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS; Isaac Marks, 1986) and Family Burden Interview Schedule (FBIS; Pal & Kapur, 1981, translated by Tanveer & Kausa, 2008) were used to assess the family accommodation, functional impairment and burden experienced by the significant relatives of obsessive compulsive patients respectively. The results revealed significant positive relationship between family accommodation, functional impairment and burden. The regression analysis revealed family accommodation as a significant predictor for burden in the significant relative of OCD patients. The research findings can be implied to teach coping strategies and family support to the family members of OCD patients in order to deal with the burden and impairment experienced by them. Family counseling regarding the accommodation behaviors of the family members can also be provided to them in order to improve the treatment process of the patient.
Keywords: Family Accommodation, Functional Impairment, Burden.
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