Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Psychiatric Comorbidities

To study psychiatric comorbidities, quality of life in patients with alcohol dependence and caregiver burden among the family members

Dr Manjit Singh, Dr Neeru Bala, Dr Sumanjeet Kaur, Dr Gurinderbir Singh, Dr PD Garg, Dr Rajiv Arora

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5701-5711

Background: Alcoholism is a severe hazard to both individuals and society, and the
family bears the brunt of the disease's burden.
Aims and objectives:
1. To study the sociodemographic profile of patient of alcohol dependence.
2. To study the psychiatric comorbidity in patients with alcohol dependence.
3. To study the quality of life in patients of alcohol dependence.
4. To study the caregiver’s burden in family members of alcohol dependence.
Material and methods: The present study was conducted at Swami Vivekananda Drug
De-addiction and Treatment Centre under Department of Psychiatry, Government
Medical College, Amritsar with the primary purpose of determining the Psychiatric
comorbidities, Quality of life in patients of Alcohol Dependence and Caregiver burden
among their family members. For this purpose, minimum 100 patients of alcohol
dependence syndrome who were admitted in Swami Vivekananda Drug De-addiction
and Treatment Centre and their respective key caregivers during a period of 1 year
from 2020 to 2021 will be selected and studied. The nature and purpose of the study was
explained to the patients and their respective caregivers and an informed consent was
taken from each of them. After Certain set of questions were asked from annexures and
accompanying clinical assessment was done. Enrolled patients and their caregivers were
assured of confidentiality of the information given by them and data assimilated was
analyzed using standard methods.