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Perceived Quality of Life and Cognitive Stress Appraisal in Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Nosheen Nadeem, Saima Majeed, Altaf Qadir Khan

Objective: The aim of the present research was to investigate the relationship between Perceived Quality of Life and Cognitive Stress Appraisal in patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Another purpose of the present research was to explore the gender difference regarding study variables.

Design: Corelational study with cross sectional research design.

Duration and place of study: It took 6 months to complete the data collection from five hospitals of Lahore city including Lahore General Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Ganga Ram, Services Hospital and Punjab Institute of Mental Health.

Subject and method: A non-probability purposive sample of 80 patients with GAD, age ranging from 18 years and above. Measures for data collection were demographic questionnaire, Stress Appraisal Measure (SAM) and WHO Quality of Life Scale.

Results: Results indicated that there is positive significant relationship between Perceived quality of life and cognitive appraisal of patients with GAD. But no gender difference was obtained. Clinical implications of the study were also made.