A study to assess the stress and coping strategies among the spouses of alcoholics in a selected de-addiction center, Trichy, Tamilnadu.

Vanitha, R (2011) A study to assess the stress and coping strategies among the spouses of alcoholics in a selected de-addiction center, Trichy, Tamilnadu. Masters thesis, Vivekanandha College of Nursing, Tiruchengode.

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Abstract

The thesis title “ A STUDY TO ASSESS THE STRESS AND COPING STRATEGIES AMONG THE SPOUSES OF ALCOHOLICS IN A SELECTED DE-ADDICTION CENTER ,TRICHY” , was conducted by MS.VANITHA.R manifestation the partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of master of nursing during the year 2009-2011. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the stress experienced by the spouses of alcoholics in a selected de-addiction center. 2. To identify the coping strategies adopted by the spouses of alcoholics in a selected de-addiction center. 3. To correlate the stress and coping of spouses of alcoholics 4. To compare the stress and coping strategies of the spouses of alcoholics with selected demographic variables like age,education, Occupation, type of family, income and religion. The study is descriptive in nature, was carried out in de-addiction center, Trichy. The sample consist of 60 spouses whose alcoholic husbands were admitted in the selected de-addiction center, Trichy. Convenient sampling was used to select the samples. A semi structured interview schedule was developed to collect the data from the samples. It has three sections. Section –A deals with socio demographic variables of the spouses, section-B deals with the level of stress of spouses whose alcoholic husbands were admitted in a de-addiction center, section-C deals with the coping strategies adopted by the spouses whose alcoholic husbands were admitted in a de-addiction center. Collected data was analysed using descriptive and inferential stastistics in terms of frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation, correlation, coefficient and Chi square analysis. THE MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY WERE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS. Findings related to socio-demographic variable 19(32%) spouses belonged to age group of < 25 yrs, 23(38%) belongs to 26-30 yrs, 11(18%) belongs to 31-35 yrs. and (12%) were above 35 yrs. of age. 37(62%) of spouses are Hindus, 15(25%) of spouses were Christians and 8(13%) were Muslims.19(32%) spouses were illiterate, 10(17%) were finished primary school 13(22%) were secondary school, 11(18%) were Higher secondary school and 7(11%) were graduates. 31(52%) spouses were house wives, 13(22%) skilled workers, 12(20%) unskilled workers.4 (6%) were professional workers. 5(8%) have the monthly income less than Rs.2000, 16(21%) have income of Rs.2001-3000, 26(43%) have income of Rs.3001-4000 and 13(22%) have income of above Rs.4000. 44(73%) of spouses belong to nuclear family and 16(27%) belongs to joint family. 37(62%) subjects living in rural area and 23(38%) living in urban area. 15(25%) husbands belongs to age group of less than 30 yrs and 45(75%) belongs to age group of > 30 yrs. 7(12%) of husbands were illiterate,12(20%) were finished primary school,20(33%) were finished secondary school,10(17%) were finished higher secondary and 11(18%) were graduates.18(30%) husbands were cooli, 7(12%) were government employee,18(30%) were private employee and 17(28%) subjects belong to other professions. 18(30%) husbands duration of alcohol consumption is less than 2 yrs., 27(45%) have consumption duration of 3-6 yrs.5 (8%) have 7-10 yrs. and 10(17%) have more than 10yrs. 11(18%) husbands have taken the treatment previously and 49(82%) not taken the treatment previously. Section 4.2 Descriptive analysis on the stressor faced by the spouses whose alcoholic husbands were admitted in the de- addiction center were through mean, standard deviation score percentage and mean score percentage of stress faced by the spouses whose alcoholic husbands admitted in the selected de -addiction center is 62.37%. Section4.3 Descriptive analysis regarding the coping strategies adopted by the spouses whose alcoholic husbands were admitted in the selected de- addiction center were carried out through the application of mean ,standard deviation score percentage and mean score percentage .The mean score percentage of coping strategies adopted by the spouses whose alcoholic husbands admitted in the selected de-addiction center is 53%. Section 4.4 chi-square analysis revealed that there is significant relationship between the stress faced by the spouses with their socio-demographic variable such as family income and there is significant relationship between coping and socio demographic variable such as educational status.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress; Coping Strategies; Spouses; Alcoholics; De-Addiction Center; Trichy
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 07:03
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 07:03
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4542

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