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Perceived Stress and Happiness of Women Suffering from Arthritis and Diabetes


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Diabetes and Arthritis are rapidly rising globally and the relation of psycho-social stress and happiness to diabetes and arthritis is not well investigated. Assessing from a denser perspective, women with arthritis and diabetes encounter numerous challenges in their life such as lack of sleep, pain, getting easily tired and stress. Therefore women with arthritis and diabetes are prone to depression, anxiety and other mental problems. The present study aims to assess the perceived stress and happiness of women suffering from Arthritis and Diabetes.A sample of 80 women was taken up for the survey consisting of 40 women suffering from arthritis and 40 women suffering from diabetes. They were given Oxford Happiness Questionnaire and Perceived Stress Scale to assess their level of happiness and perceived stress respectively. The results indicated that there is a significant relationship between stress and happiness among women suffering from diabetes and women suffering from arthritis. A significant negative correlation was found between happiness and perceived stress among women with diabetes and arthritis. Thus stress perceived in women with Arthritis was found more than women with Diabetes and level of Happiness was found low in women with Arthritis than Women with Diabetes.

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Diabetes, Arthritis, Perceived Stress, Happiness.
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Niharika Arora
Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India
Anuradha Sharma
Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Diabetes and Arthritis are rapidly rising globally and the relation of psycho-social stress and happiness to diabetes and arthritis is not well investigated. Assessing from a denser perspective, women with arthritis and diabetes encounter numerous challenges in their life such as lack of sleep, pain, getting easily tired and stress. Therefore women with arthritis and diabetes are prone to depression, anxiety and other mental problems. The present study aims to assess the perceived stress and happiness of women suffering from Arthritis and Diabetes.A sample of 80 women was taken up for the survey consisting of 40 women suffering from arthritis and 40 women suffering from diabetes. They were given Oxford Happiness Questionnaire and Perceived Stress Scale to assess their level of happiness and perceived stress respectively. The results indicated that there is a significant relationship between stress and happiness among women suffering from diabetes and women suffering from arthritis. A significant negative correlation was found between happiness and perceived stress among women with diabetes and arthritis. Thus stress perceived in women with Arthritis was found more than women with Diabetes and level of Happiness was found low in women with Arthritis than Women with Diabetes.

Keywords


Diabetes, Arthritis, Perceived Stress, Happiness.