Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Quality of life among caregivers of patients with epilepsy and alcohol dependence
Author(s): Dr. M Senthil, Dr. Manisha Kiran
Abstract: Epilepsy is an unpredictable, often chronic and debilitating disorder that impacts not only those bearing with it but also those who care for them. Equally individual with alcohol dependence no longer remains a source of problem limited not only to the alcohol dependence person; rather it usually becomes a continuous source of stress and suffering to all those people who are closely associated with the alcohol dependence. The present study consisted of 120 samples, among which 60 participants from the caregiver of patients with epilepsy and 60 participants from the caregiver of patients with alcohol dependence. WHO Quality of life -BRIEF was used to collect the data. Statistical analysis was performed by using the SPSS programme 16.0 version. The result suggested that the caregiver of patients with alcohol dependence have poor quality of life than caregiver of patients with epilepsy.