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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 554-556

Perceived social support and quality of life among patients with psychiatric disorders

Syeda Razia Bukhari.

Objective: To assess the relationship of perceived social support of patients with psychiatric disorders and their quality of life with associated components in Karachi, Pakistan.
Methodology: The sample of study consisted of 100 patients suffering from psychiatric disorders, whose age ranged from 20-60 years. The minimum level of qualification was matriculation. Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Urdu version), WHO Quality of Life Scale and a semi-structured form of interview were used to collect data. The data were analyzed through Pearson Product Moment coefficient of correlation.
Results: Perceived social support was significantly positively correlated to overall quality of life (r = .427, n=100, p

Key words: Perceived social support, quality of life, psychiatric disorders.

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