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Original Article

Burden and Coping of Caregivers of Men with Alcohol and Opioid Dependence

Nitu Mallik, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Supriya Kumar Mondal, Kapil Dev Mondal, Sumita Bhattacharyya

Keywords : Coping, Alcohol, Opioid

Citation Information : Mallik N, Bhattacharyya R, Mondal SK, Mondal KD, Bhattacharyya S. Burden and Coping of Caregivers of Men with Alcohol and Opioid Dependence. 2014; 17 (1):37-47.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-17-1-37

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Introduction: Alcohol & Opioid dependence as well as Schizophrenia causes major distress among the family members and caregivers. Aims & objectives: The study aims to compare the socio-demographic parameters, both in families of men with alcohol and opioid dependence, as well as in families of men with schizophrenia, the burden on caregivers and coping strategies. Material and methods: Alcohol, Opioid & Schizophrenic group each comprises 30 samples. The information regarding the burden and coping styles were obtained from key relatives. Results: Age difference is significant (p=0.02) and majority of caregivers are women (n=75; 83.3%). Most caregivers were married (n=88; 97.8%). There was association of negative symptoms scale score with ‘distancing’ coping strategy. Conclusions: The social support of substance dependence groups is more than that of schizophrenia. Marital status of the patient again. Demon's trated significant associations with caregiver copmg.

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