Assessment of the Level of Coping Strategies in Patients with Depression Attending Psychiatric Outpatient Department at Selected Teritary Care Hospitals Coimbatore


  • Remya Ramachandran
  • Beulah Esther Sherlin. P
  • Esther Lydia Majrin
  • Ann Metilda K Metilda K
  • Poonesh P



Copingstrategies, Depression, Demographic Variables.


Depression is one of the four major diseases in the world. Patients with depression uses different coping styles
to cope up with their problems. The objective was to assess the coping strategies adopted by the patients with
depression and to find out the association between coping strategies and selected demographic variables. The
descriptive study was undertaken among patients with depression and non-probability purposive sampling
technique was used. The data was collected using structured questionnaire. In overall 60% of patients have
moderate level of coping strategies, 30% of patients have inadequate level of coping strategies and 10% of
patients have adequate level coping strategies. There was significant association between the level of coping
strategies and the demographic variable like domicile. This study concluded that selected patients with
depression had moderate level of coping strategies.

Author Biographies

Remya Ramachandran

MSc Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing Lecturer, Nehru College of Nursing;Vaniyamkulam, Palakkad, Kerala

Beulah Esther Sherlin. P

BSc Nursing, Staff Nurse PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore

Esther Lydia Majrin

Nursing,PSG Hospitals,Coimbatore

Ann Metilda K Metilda K

BSc NursingStaff
Nurse GKNM Hospitals,Coimbatore

Poonesh P

BSc Nursing,PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore