Coping among Spouse of Alcoholics: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Sujan H.L1 , L. Ponnuchamy2 , A.U. Shreedevi3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v6i2.11195

Keywords:

Alcoholism, Spouse of Alcoholics, Problems of Spouse of Alcoholics, Coping among Spouse of Alcoholics

Abstract

Alcoholism is one of the major health and social problems all over the world. Often the family members
of alcoholics suffer intense psychological, physical and social trauma due to the core drinking problem of
the family member. The aim of the study was to assess the coping pattern among spouse of alcoholics. This
study design was a cross sectional survey. The sample size was 100 persons with alcohol problems. The
present study adopted purposive sampling technique and appropriate tools were used to collect the data.
The result showed that majority (29.0%) of the respondents were between the age of 36 - 40 years, 39.0%
of the respondents were belonging to 6 -10 standard level of education, 39.0% of the respondents were
home maker in their occupational status, and 53.0% of the respondents were in rural domicile background.
About 87.0% of the respondents were belonging to family type of nuclear family, 28.0% of the respondent
were reported that duration of consume alcohol between 11 to 15 years, 22.0% of the respondent were in
21 to 25 year of living with spouses. Overall results of the coping scale reveal that majority of the (84.0%)
respondents were able to cope effectively in positive reappraisal domain. The details of the results have been
presented in this article below.

Author Biography

Sujan H.L1 , L. Ponnuchamy2 , A.U. Shreedevi3

1
Project Coordinator, Department of Epidemiology, 2
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work,
3
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro
Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka State

Published

2020-10-09