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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences


Comparison of social adjustment in the caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A hospital based study


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Khurshida Khatoon,A N Verma,Sandhya ,Suprakash Chaudhury*

Volume : 9

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2348-7682

Print ISSN : 2249-8176

Article First Page : 78

Article End Page : 81


Abstract

There is limited information and research studies from India regarding social adjustment among the caregivers of patient with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The study was carried out to assess and compare the social adjustment among the caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The present study was conducted on OPD level at Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry & Allied Science (RINPAS). In this cross-sectional study caregivers of 60 patient who gave consent for their participation in the study and satisfy the inclusion & exclusion criteria in the age group 20-50 years were selected. There were caregivers of 30 bipolar and 30 schizophrenia patients in the study sample. Tools administered were socio-demographic and clinical data sheet and social adjustment inventory. Caregivers of schizophrenia patients obtained statistically significantly lower scores on two areas of social adjustment i.e. emotional adjustment and social maturity compared to families of patients with Bipolar affective disorder. Caregivers of schizophrenia patients have significantly lower social adjustment as compared to families of bipolar affective disorder patients.

Keywords: Social adjustment, Family, Schizophrenia, Bipolar affective disorder.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.pjms.2019.019