Assessment of Depression among Spouses of Male Patients with Alcohol-related disorders
Female spouses, Male patients' alcohol-related disorders, Depression, and ARD.
lcohol-related disorders (ARD) are considered as an ongoing stressor, not only for the individual but for family members as well. Spouses are affected most given the intimate nature of their relationship and are more vulnerable to have significant psychological disorders. Aims: The present study was to assess the levels of depression among spouses of male patients with ARD. Objectives: To estimate the frequency and pattern of depression among spouses of male patients with ARD; To associate the relationship between socio-demographic variables and depression among spouses of male patients with ARD; To evaluate the relationship between severity of alcohol dependence and depression among spouses of male patients with ARD; To examine the relationship between duration of alcohol use and depression among spouses of male patients with ARD. Method: The present study was a cross-sectional study design and a purposive sampling method was used. The sample consisted of 110 female spouses and their husbands who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Participants were administered a semi-structured Proforma for collecting socio-demographic data and screened for depression using (DASS-42) for the wife and (SADQ-C) for assessing severity levels of ARD for the husband. Statistical analysis such as Chi-square and frequency were used to evaluate the significant differences between variables. Results: The findings indicated that 34% of the respondents were mild depression, 51% moderate depression, and 15% severe levels of depression. The results showed that the prevalence of depression was 66% of the respondents. The findings further revealed that younger spouse was having higher level of depression than older spouse of male patients with ARD. The research revealed that the higher the severity of the husbands’ alcohol dependence higher the levels of depression among their wife. However, levels of depression had an insignificant relationship with the duration of alcohol use as well as socio-demographic variables.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 489 - 497
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