Assessment of Psychological Well Being and Quality Of life among Fishermen Community in a select Edrural Community Area, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu
Keywords:Assessment, psychological wellbeing, quality of life, fishermen community.
Background: Fishermen community is a group of people geographically located in the coastal areas and have their
own way of life and a distinctive culture, A variety of stressors that have an effect on physical and mental health are
experienced by commercial fishermen. However, there is limited research on the level of mental ill‐health among
fishers and In certain monsoon season mostly, fishermen cannot go to the sea due to bad weather condition,
Because of this, fisherman typically have low-quality jobs that are dependent on the weather. When we look at
the association between various stressor categories and psychological distress, we see that fishers who perceive
“traditional risks” and “modern uncertainties” as being more intensely are more likely to experience psychological
Objectives\aim: To assess the psychological wellbeing among fishermen community, To assess the quality of
life among fishermen community, To find out the association between the psychological wellbeing and quality of
life among fishermen community with their selected demographic variables, To find out the correlation between
psychological wellbeing and quality of life among fishermen community.
Materials and Methods: Quantitative descriptive research approach was used in this study.140 fishermen
were selected by using randomized sampling technique in kokilamedu, Chengalpattu district. A valid study
questionnaire was used to collect data on socio-d emographic characteristics of fishermen, psychological wellbeing
was assessed by using genral health questionnaire and quality of life was assesses by using WHO QOL BREF scale
among fishermen community.
Results: The study shows that most of the fishermen were not affect with mental illness (98.6%) whereas remaining
1.4%were affect with mental illness, majority of the fishermen were had average quality of life (94.3%) whereas
5.7%of fisherman had good quality of life. Conclusion: Assessment on psychological wellbeing and quality of
life among fishermen shows that most of the fishermen were not affect with mental illness and the most of the
fishermen had average quality of life.