An epidemiological study of prevalence and comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms (SOCD)and stress in Pakistani Adults | Ashraf | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
میز اداری صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری تبلیغات کلیکی میز تلویزیون پاراگلایدر آگهی رایگان محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش آهنگ جدید لباس زیر شورت زنانه خرید اینترنتی وبلاگدهی گن لاغری

An epidemiological study of prevalence and comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms (SOCD)and stress in Pakistani Adults

Farzana Ashraf, Sadia Malik, Amna Arif

Abstract


Objective: To investigate the prevalence and comorbidity of subclinical obsessive compulsive disorder (SOCD) symptoms and stress across gender, marital and employment statuses.

Methods: A cross-sectional research was conducted from December, 2016 to March 2017 at two universities of cosmopolitan city Lahore. Two self-report scales measuring SOCD symptoms and stress were used to collect data from 377 adults selected through simple random sampling technique, proportionately distributed across gender, marital and employment status.

Results: From the total sample, 52% reported low level of stress and 48% faced high level of stress. Significant differences in prevalence were observed across marital and employment statuses whereas for men and women, it was observed same (24%). Comorbidity of high level of SOCD symptoms and high level of stress was seen 34%.

Conclusion: Significant prevalence and comorbidity exists between SOCD symptoms and stress and more studies addressing diverse population are needed. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.334.13045

How to cite this:Ashraf F, Malik S, Arif A. An epidemiological study of prevalence and comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms (SOCD) and stress in Pakistani Adults. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(4):835-839.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.334.13045

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