Case Studies | Medical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stigma in the Care Takers of Schizophrenia: A Study from South India
Abstract: Background: Care givers have an important role in patients care. The stigma associated with illness has made care giving a challenging job. Very few studies had been done focusing on the emotional in intelligence and stigma in care givers. Hence the study was undertaken. Aim: To study association of emotional intelligence and perceived stigma in the care givers of schizophrenia patients. Materials and Methods: Study was done in100 care givers of schizophrenia attending a tertiary hospital in Warangal after fulfilling inclusion criteria. A semi - structured performance was administered to collect socio demographic details followed by Wong and Law emotional intelligence scale and Family stress stigma scale. Data was analysed using SPSS 28.0. Result: Females, and care givers residing in rural areas perceive higher stigma. Perceived stigma increases as the duration of care giving increases. Males have higher emotional intelligence compared to females. There is a statistically significant association between emotional intelligence and perceived stigma in the care givers. Conclusion: The present study shows that emotional intelligence is higher males compared to female caregivers and female care givers perceive higher stigma compared to male. The study shows a significant association between emotional intelligence in the care givers and the stigma perceived by them.
Keywords: Care takers, perceived stigma, emotional intelligence
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 1318 - 1321
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Arunima R., "Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stigma in the Care Takers of Schizophrenia: A Study from South India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022, pp. 1318-1321, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22823145939
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