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Multi-dimensional perceived social support as determinant of wellbeing in people with substance use disorder

Authors:

Salman Shahzad ,

University of Karachi, PK
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Institute of Clinical Psychology
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Nasreen Begum,

University of Karachi, PK
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Area Study Center for Europe
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Sidra Malik

University of Karachi, PK
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Institute of Clinical Psychology
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Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the predictive relationship of Multi-dimensional Perceived Social Support (MPSS) with well being in people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). After detailed review, the following hypotheses were formulated; multi-dimensional social support, i.e., a)Significant others would be a predictor of well being in people with substance use disorder. b) Family would be a predictor of well being in people with substance use disorder. c) Friends would be a predictor of well being in people with substance use disorder. This study comprised 100 treatment seeking patients (people with substance use disorder). The age ranged from 18 to 56 years (mean age = 26.94 years, SD = 7.61). The sample was taken from different in patient treatment and rehabilitation centres for treatment of drug addicts in Karachi and Sindh in Pakistan. A Personal Information Form (PIF) was used to take personal information (age, education, marital status etc.) of the participants. Multi-dimensional Perceived Social Support and Well being Index-WHO were used to measure the MPSS and well being in participants.

In order to interpret the data in statistical terminology, descriptive statistics(mean, standard deviations, variance) was used to get a better statistical view of the summarised data sample characteristics. Simple regression analysis was used to determine the predictive relationship of MPSS with well being in people with SUD. The statistical computation was done through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, V-12.0). Results showed that MPSS i.e., significant others(R2 =.268, F (98) = 35.923, p>.01) family (R2 =.158, F (98) = 18.448, p>.01)and friends (R2 =.068, F (98) = 7.200, p>.01) are predictors of well being. Overall results indicate social support as a significant predictor of well being in people with SUD. The implications of these results show avenues for future research.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i2.7699

International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 2014;1(2):63-70

 

How to Cite: Shahzad, S., Begum, N. & Malik, S., (2014). Multi-dimensional perceived social support as determinant of wellbeing in people with substance use disorder. International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. 1(2), pp.63–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ijptsud.v1i2.7699
Published on 27 Nov 2014.
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