Author: Faiza Rasul
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the gender differences in perceived quality of life of patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Survey research design was used. It was evaluated that whether there are gender differences in quality of life among patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. By using non-probability purposive sampling technique the sample of 60 diagnosed patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 30 male and 30 female patients was drawn from psychiatry departments of different hospitals (Mayo Hospital, Fountain House, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Jinnah Hospital) of Lahore city. Each subject was administered Urdu Versions of WHO Quality of Life Scale by WHO group (1996). Data was analyzed using Independent sample t-test, correlation and MANOVA analyses. Analyses revealed significant gender differences in quality of life of patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Findings also suggest that patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders differently perceive all domains (physical, psychological, social and environmental) of quality of life. Findings have important implications for provision of psychological counseling for the patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.
Keywords: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Quality of Life, Social, Psychological Counseling
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