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Efficacy of Holistic Quality of Life Intervention (HQLI) for Women Having Bipolar Disorder:A Randomized Controlled Trail


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The present study examined the etficacy of“Holistic Quality ofLife Intervention” for alleviating depression and enhancing quality of life among female bipolar patients. It used a 'two-group randomized controlled trial' with 32 female bipolar patients in moderate depression who reside at long term residential care homes in Kerala, India. Beck's Depression Inventory and WHO's Quality ofLife- Bref scale were used to measure the level of depression and quality of life. The intervention was implemented for 8 weeks and the results displayed substantial etfects on the participants. The results were analyzed using Paired Sample t test and MANOVA and the Partial Eta Squared value indicated the extent of its effect. The study proved that the 'Holistic Quality of Life Intervention (HQLI)' is an etfective tool for alleviating depression and enhancing quality of life among women having bipolar disorder.

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Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Quality of Life, Holistic Quality of Life Intervention.
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Soneymol George Palamattathil
The Graduate Sehool, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Philippines
Rosalito De Guzman
The Graduate Sehool, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Philippines

Abstract


The present study examined the etficacy of“Holistic Quality ofLife Intervention” for alleviating depression and enhancing quality of life among female bipolar patients. It used a 'two-group randomized controlled trial' with 32 female bipolar patients in moderate depression who reside at long term residential care homes in Kerala, India. Beck's Depression Inventory and WHO's Quality ofLife- Bref scale were used to measure the level of depression and quality of life. The intervention was implemented for 8 weeks and the results displayed substantial etfects on the participants. The results were analyzed using Paired Sample t test and MANOVA and the Partial Eta Squared value indicated the extent of its effect. The study proved that the 'Holistic Quality of Life Intervention (HQLI)' is an etfective tool for alleviating depression and enhancing quality of life among women having bipolar disorder.

Keywords


Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Quality of Life, Holistic Quality of Life Intervention.

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