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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 13-18

Addiction severity, social functioning, and life satisfaction of patients diagnosed with substance use disorders

1 Staff Nurse, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam, India
2 Professor & HOD Department of Psychiatric Nursing, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262434

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Aim: Present study was conducted to examine the levels of addiction severity, social functioning and life satisfaction of the patients diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and to see the relationship among them. Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted at the OPD of a tertiary care psychiatric hospital, of Assam, between months of October to November, 2017. Fifty patients with SUDs who comply with the inclusion criteria were selected by purposive sampling technique and interviewed by using a Socio-demographic questionnaire, Leeds dependence questionnaire, Self-structured tool for assessment of social functioning of patients with SUDs and satisfaction with life scale. Results: There were 42% of participants who were severely dependent, their social functioning also deviated from a normal satisfactory level and 24% of them were slightly satisfied and also 24% were dissatisfied with life. A significant negative correlation between addiction severity and life satisfaction of patients with SUDs (p=0.001) and a significant positive correlation between social functioning and life satisfaction of patients with SUDs (p=0.011). Conclusion: Interventional study could be done to implement some activities, social functioning and life satisfaction of patients diagnosed with SUDs.

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