Effectiveness of Supportive Therapy in Decreasing Stress and Increasing Quality of Life among Spouses of People with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

Reema, Mathew (2011) Effectiveness of Supportive Therapy in Decreasing Stress and Increasing Quality of Life among Spouses of People with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

AIM: To determine effectiveness of supportive intervention on stress levels and quality of life among spouses of people with ADS. DESIGN: Two group pretest –post test quasi experimental design. STUDY SETTING: The study was conducted in the Occupational Therapy department of KMCH, Coimbatore. PARTICIPANTS: Purposive sampling technique was used and spouses of people with ADS were recruited if they satisfied the selection criteria. METHOD: The participants were divided into experimental and control groups. Following the pre-test on PSS-10 AND WHOQOL-Bref, the spouses in the experimental group received supportive intervention. The intervention lasted for two weeks. Post test was done after two weeks for both the groups. RESULTS: The participants in the experimental group showed significant reduction in stress levels and significant increase in the physical and psychological domains of quality of life. CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that supportive intervention can reduce stress levels and improve certain domains of quality of life These results should encourage occupational therapists and other professionals to devise treatment techniques to actively involve the spouse in treatment of Alcohol Dependence Syndrome.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 41091027
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supportive Therapy ; Decreasing Stress ; Increasing Quality of Life ; Spouses ; People ; Alcohol Dependence Syndrome.
Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY > Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 13:06
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6347

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