Author:Hina Mehmood Cheema
Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was conducted to assess the gender differences and the level of stress among caregiver spouses of Hepatitis C patients. Sample consisted of 80 spouse caregivers (40 male and 40 female). The level of stress was measured by using Caregivers Stress Test by Dale Lund, (1996). Independent sample t-test was used for analyses. The results showed that there is a significant difference in the perceived level of stress between male and female care giving spouse. Pearson correlation was used to check the correlation of age, education, occupation and monthly income with stress which was also found significant. Results were also compared with the previous researches.
Keywords:Gender Differences, Level of Stress among Caregiver Spouses of Hepatitis C Patients
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