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A-JMRHS . 2024; 2(1): 66-70


PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT WITH EARLY MALADAPTIVE SCHEMAS AMONG MALE AND FEMALE EPILEPTICS.

jauhar Ali, Muhammad Ali Lak, Noshaba Razaq, Hifza Sehar, Fatir Abbas, Zunaira Anjum.




Abstract

Abstract
Background of study: Individuals with epilepsy face number of psychological and physical challenges in their daily life. One of the issues is the faulty thought processes, such as disturbed thinking, holding negative beliefs about their selves, lack of social support from their family.
Objectives: To examine (a) Younger epileptics will exhibit more early maladaptive schemas, and perceived low social support as compare to older epileptics.(b) Female epileptics will have more early maladaptive schemas, and perceived more social support as compared to male epileptics. (c) Married epileptics will experience less early maladaptive schemas, and perceived more social support as compared to unmarried epileptics.
Methodology: This Correlational study was conducted on epileptic patients from March 2021 to December 2021. Sample of the current study was comprised of 200 epileptic patients. The sample was purposefully selected from hospitals and clinics of Lahore Pakistan. The questionnaire, Urdu version of young schema questionnaire short form (YSQ-SF), Urdu version of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS), were used to analyze the effect of early maladaptive schemas on perceived social support and quality of life among epileptics.
Result: Results of the current study concluded that old-aged epileptics have less early maladaptive schemas, and perceived more social support as compared to young-aged epileptic. It is also concluded that female epileptics exhibited more maladaptive schemas, and perceived social support, as compared to male epileptics. Unmarried epileptics suffering from generalized seizure scored higher on early maladaptive schema and perceived low social support. While married epileptics suffering from generalized epileptic seizure and have perceived low social support.
Conclusion: The results of study confirm the hypothesis by establishing examine the effect of early maladaptive schemas with perceived social support. Early maladaptive schemas have negative affect with perceived social support. Generalize seizure have high scores on early maladaptive schema and low score on perceived social support as compared to focal seizure epileptics.
Key Word: Early Maladaptive Schemas, Perceived Social Support, and Quality of Life.

Key words: Key Word: Early Maladaptive Schemas, Perceived Social Support, and Quality of Life.






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