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