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Alcohol Dependents: Quality of Life and Marital Satisfaction with their Spouses


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1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Institute of Behavioural & Medical Sciences, Manopchar, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Psychology and Para psychology Andhra University, Vishakapatnam, India
     

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Alcohol dependence affects physical and mental health, and causes problems with family, friends, and work (Ovuga&Madrama, 2006) In this study 620 samples were collected out of which 310 were alcohol dependent and 310 were spouses and attempted to find out the quality of life of alcohol dependents, marital satisfied of alcohol dependents towards the spouses and marital satisfaction of the spouses towards alcohol dependents. The study was conducted at in patient department (IPD) and outpatient department (OPD) of Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (VIMHANS) using specially designed Socio demographic and Personal data sheets. The informations were gathered from alcohol dependents using severity of alcohol dependent Questionnaire (SADQ) and WHOQOL-100 Australian Version (2000) to find out the severity of alcohol dependence and quality of life respectively. Marital Satisfaction Scale (MSS) was used to collect information from alcohol dependents subjects and spouses to evaluate their marital satisfaction. The result found clinically most of the alcohol dependents were severely dependence on alcohol and have poor quality of life. Majority of the alcohol dependents were expressing adequate marital satisfaction towards the spouses but majority of spouses were not satisfied towards alcohol dependents.

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Alcohol Dependents, Quality of Life, Marital Satisfaction.
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Thiyam Kiran Singh
Department of Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Institute of Behavioural & Medical Sciences, Manopchar, Chhattisgarh, India
M. V. R. Raju
Department of Psychology and Para psychology Andhra University, Vishakapatnam, India

Abstract


Alcohol dependence affects physical and mental health, and causes problems with family, friends, and work (Ovuga&Madrama, 2006) In this study 620 samples were collected out of which 310 were alcohol dependent and 310 were spouses and attempted to find out the quality of life of alcohol dependents, marital satisfied of alcohol dependents towards the spouses and marital satisfaction of the spouses towards alcohol dependents. The study was conducted at in patient department (IPD) and outpatient department (OPD) of Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (VIMHANS) using specially designed Socio demographic and Personal data sheets. The informations were gathered from alcohol dependents using severity of alcohol dependent Questionnaire (SADQ) and WHOQOL-100 Australian Version (2000) to find out the severity of alcohol dependence and quality of life respectively. Marital Satisfaction Scale (MSS) was used to collect information from alcohol dependents subjects and spouses to evaluate their marital satisfaction. The result found clinically most of the alcohol dependents were severely dependence on alcohol and have poor quality of life. Majority of the alcohol dependents were expressing adequate marital satisfaction towards the spouses but majority of spouses were not satisfied towards alcohol dependents.

Keywords


Alcohol Dependents, Quality of Life, Marital Satisfaction.