Author: Nimra Naseem
Supervisor: Tehreem Arshad
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The aim of the present study was to study the relationship of locus of control, illness perception and quality of life among the patients with migraine. The sample of 110 migraine patients including 55 were men (M =27.36, SD =8.84) and 55 were women (M =26.02, SD =8.52). A correlational research design was employed to assess this relationship. Migraine patients (N=110) were taken from government and private hospitals using purposive sampling. The study hypothesized that there will be a relationship between locus of control, illness perception and quality of life. It was further hypothesized that locus of control and illness perception will predict quality of life among the patients with migraine. Moreover it was hypothesized that there will be gender difference in locus of control, illness perception and quality of life among the patients with migraine. The migraine patients were administered with Headache specific Locus of Control (HSLOC), Brief-Illness Perception questionnaire (IPQ-BREF) and World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL). Correlation analysis showed an inverse significant relationship between illness perception and quality of life while illness perception had a significant positive with locus of control. Total score of locus of control have a significant inverse relationship with quality of life. Step wise regression analysis showed that health care professionals, internal and chance sub-scales of locus of control and illness perception were strong predictors of quality of life. However, there were no significant mean difference was found between the men and women with migraine. It is implicated through this research that it will help in identifying the seriousness of the disability caused by migraine as well as the techniques used by people to minimize the bio-psychosocial effects of migraine.
Keywords: Headache Specific Locus of Control, Brief-Illness Perception, Quality of Life.
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