Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Health Problems in Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Authors

  • Muzaffar Ali, Salman Shahzad

Abstract

Present study aimed to assess the predictive association of self esteem and perceived social support (family, friends & significant others) with mental wellbeing in patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Sample of present study comprised of 200 participants. The age range of entire sample was between 19-45 years (M =29.90, SD = 6.323). Sample was recruited from different substance use treatment and rehabilitation hospitals/centers located in different areas of Karachi, Sindh. The measures used in present study were: Personal Information Form, Multi-dimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (Zimet et al., 1988), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965,) and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (Tennant et al., 2007). The results of the linear regression showed that self-esteem contributed 34% variance in mental well-being whereas perceived social support contributed 43.4% variance in mental well-being. These results suggest that self-esteem and perceived social support plays significant role in mental well-being of patients with substance use disorder. Further, implication and future significance of research are mentioned.

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Published

2019-12-30

How to Cite

Muzaffar Ali, Salman Shahzad. (2019). Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Health Problems in Patients with Substance Use Disorder. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 50(2). Retrieved from http://www.pjpku.com/index.php/pjp/article/view/24