Emotion regulation, optimism and quality of life among Gastric Ulcer Patients
Objective: The study was aimed to investigate the association among emotion regulation, optimism and quality of life among gastric ulcer patients.
Methods: The Cross-sectional study was conducted in public sector hospitals of Lahore, during January-June 2017. Sample of study was comprised of 100 patients diagnosed with gastric ulcer, aged 25-55 years, selected through non-probability purposive sampling technique. Demographic information sheet, Emotion Regulation Scale by John, Gross 2003, Life Orientation Test-Revised by Sheer, Carver 2002, Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire by Endicott 1993 were used for data collection. SPSS 21 version was used for data analysis.
Results: Out of total 100 participants 41 (41%) were men and 59 (59%) were women, with mean age of (M= 44.89, SD= 7.99). There was significant positive correlation among emotion regulation, optimism and quality of life (p<0.01). Optimism and emotion regulation were observed as significant predictors of quality of life (p<0.01). Significant gender differences were found in emotion regulation (p< 0.01), optimism (p< 0.01) and quality of life (p<0.01), with men scoring higher as compared to women. One way ANOVA showed significant differences between emotion regulation, optimism and quality of life among different age groups of gastric ulcer patients (p< 0.01).
Conclusion: Quality of life of gastric ulcer patients can be greatly improved by effectively using emotion regulation strategies and optimistic approach.
How to cite this:
Muazzam A, Ali N, Niazi Y, Hassan N. Emotion regulation, optimism and quality of life among Gastric Ulcer Patients. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(4):988-992. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.4.3894
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