Author: Tahira Anwar
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima and Ms. Alishba Hafeez
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate relationship between social support and quality of life in patients with asthma. It was hypothesized that there was a relationship between social support and quality of life. It was also hypothesized that social support predicts quality of life in patients with asthma. Non-probability purposive sampling was used for collection of data from sample. As per inclusion criteria, the sample was consisting of 120 outdoor patients with asthma (60 men & 60 women). Sample was taken from different public hospitals of Lahore. Age range of the sample was 18-25 years with (M = 22.73 & SD = 2.42). World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)- BREF (WHO, 1998) and Multi Dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet, 2002) were used to find out the social support and quality of life in patients with asthma. Correlation analysis and regression analysis were used to find relationship between them and in which way social support predicts quality of life in patients with asthma. Results revealed that significant others had significant correlation with social relationships of patients. Friends and family had significantly correlated with environment and social relationships of patients. Regression analysis revealed that significant others predict psychological and family and friends strongly affects the psychological health, environment health and social relationships of patient with asthma. The current research will prove to be a starting point in exploring the relationship between social support and quality of life in patients with asthma.
Keywords: Social Support, Quality of life, Asthma.
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