Association between Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Health and Quality of life among citizens of Sialkot
AbstractObjective: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is disruption in the human brain's operative process as an outcome of any external pressure/strength that damage brain function. The current research study aims to examine the relationship between traumatic brain Injury, mental Health and quality of life among youth of Sialkot
MethodsCurrent research is grounded on cross sectional research design based on quantitative research method. A sample comprised of 90 citizens of Sialkot was collected through convenient sampling technique. A self-developed demographic sheet was administered along with WHOQOL scale and Warwick Edinburgh Mental well-being scale (WEMWBS) for data collection.
Results Measurements were analysed by using inferential Statistics, Pearson product moment correlation and one sample T-Test were applied. Pearson correlation shows the values between 0.3 and 0.7 (-0.3 and -0.7) indicates a moderate positive (negative) linear relationship between TBI and two dependent variables; Mental health (-.497), Quality of life (- .497) means when TBI severity increase then there will be a decrease in the level of mental health and quality of life. Value of p<0.05, means there is significant correlation. But the results of One-Sample T test reveals that quality of life and Mental health are dependent on TBI (as p<0.05)
Conclusion The current research study has explored the impact of Traumatic brain Injury on mental health and quality of life among people of Sialkot. Undoubtedly, Traumatic brain injury not only affects the people physically, it also badly affects the psychological and emotional states of individuals. TBI is a reality that has affected many persons around the globe in physical, mental, economic and emotional aspects. Current research welcome all researchers to find out the predictive factors which contributes in traumatic psychological state of an injured person i.e., absence of social support, absence of moral support, low self-esteem, inferiority etc.
Keywords:traumatic brain injury, mental health, quality of life, citizens, affect
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