PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AMONG CARE GIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH CONVERSION DISORDER

Imran khan, Muhammad Idrees, Aizaz Jamal, Robina Sarwar

Abstract


Background: The aim of this study was to assess the level of psychological distress in care givers of patients with conversion disorder and to determine its association with various demographic variables of the carers.
Material and Methods: It was a descriptive hospital based study in Psychiatry Department of Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. The study was conducted from July 2015 to June 2016. One hundred care givers fulfilled the criteria and were included in study. The different variables were recorded on specially designed proforma. SRQ-20 with a cut-off score 10 and above was used to determine the level of psychological distress.
Conclusions: Psychological distress is quiet common and prevalent in those taking care of patients with conversion disorder. Yet they lack the psychological support from service providers.

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Key Wards: psychological distress, conversion disorder, caregiver.

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