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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE RESILIENCE AMONG THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF PATIENT WITH ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

Arunsundharavadhanan M., Dr. G. Neelakshi* and S. Nalini

ABSTRACT

• Handling a family member (men) with alcohol dependence is a challenging task for family members. Regular consumption of alcohol leads to domestic violence and other family problems. Alcohol Dependence is a group of physiological, behavioural and cognitive phenomena, where an individual is highly involved in drinking alcohol than any other activities. Resilience is the ability to bounce back to healthy functioning when an individual (family member) is faced with significant stressors and events. The title of the study was to assess the resilience among the family members of patient with alcohol dependence. The research design adopted for this study was non probability convenience sampling technique. The tool used for this study was resilience scale. The data were collected using interview technique and confidentiality was maintained throughout the study. The time taken for the data collection for each participant was about shad scored high level of resilience; The study result revealed that only two (3.3%),18 (30%) of them scored moderate level of resilience; and most of them, 40 (66.7%) had scored normal resilience. The findings showed that there was no significant association found between the level of resilience and the demographic variables among the family members of patient with alcohol dependence at p>0.05. The study concluded that the level of resilience of family members is not influenced by their demographic variables.

Keywords: alcohol dependence, family members, resilience.


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