Gender Differences in Perceived Quality of Life of Patients Suffering From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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30 Jun, 2011
The present research was conducted to explore gender . differences in perceived quality of life of patient suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A sample of diagnosed patients of OCD (N = 60) was elected from psychiatry departments of different hospitals of Lahore city. Urdu version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale (WHOQOL-BREF; Khan, Akhtar, Ayub, Alam, & Laghari, 2003) was administered. The female patients reported better overall quality of life a compared to the male patient. However, female and male patients reported more problems in their social and environmental domains than the physical and psychological domains of life. The findings indicated significant positive relationship between different domains of quality of life and monthly income of OCO patients.
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