Gender Difference in Perceived Stress among Myocardial Infarction Patients

Author: Kanwal Saleem

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc


University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

AbstractThe present study was conducted to assess the gender difference in perceived stress among myocardial infarction patients. The research also explores which type of stressor causing more myocardial infarction. The sample was consisted of 100 myocardial infarction patients (50 males and 50 females). Non probability purposive sampling technique was used. The sample was selected from private and government hospitals of Lahore. Life Stress Automatic Scoring (1984) by Dr. Tim Lowenstien was used to measure the stress level. Independent sample t-test was used for analysis. The result showed that there is no significant difference in perceived stress among male and female myocardial infarction patients. Change in finance is the major stressors for myocardial infarction patients in Lahore. The findings of this research have implications for promoting understandings about major life events which can cause severe chronic illnesses as myocardial infarction

Keywords: Gender Difference ,Perceived Stress ,Myocardial Infarction Patients

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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