Cases of spinal cord injury: correlation among resilience, social support and psychological well-being

Authors

  • Sara Naimat Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Shumaila Asad Riphah International University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Shafiq ur Rehman Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Paraplegic Centre, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sahar Niamat Private Clinic
  • Ghulam Saqulain Department of Otorhinolaryngology Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kamran Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics Chal Foundation Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Swabi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trehabj.v7i03.30

Keywords:

Perceived social support, psychological wellbeing, resilience, spinal cord injury

Abstract

Background: Spinal injuries are highly prevalent and are a major cause of disability. Studying resilience, perceived social support, and psychological well-being in persons with spinal cord injury is important for better-managing patients with spinal cord injuries. 

Objectives: To analyze the correlation among resilience, perceived social support, and psychological well-being in persons with spinal cord injury. 

Methods: This cross-sectional correlational study was conducted at Riphah International University, Lahore Pakistan from September 2019 to February 2020. The study utilized a sample of 100 patients with spinal cord injury using purposive sampling. The sample included paraplegic patients 6 months following SCI, of both genders above 18 years of age who were active wheelchair users. A demographic sheet, scale of psychological well-being, resilience scale, and multi-dimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) were used for data collection. SPSS Version 22 was utilized for data analysis & correlation was analyzed using bivariate statistics with p< 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: The study revealed a positive correlation (γ=0.57, p<0.001) between Resilience with Perceived Social Support; Resilience and Psychological well-being (γ=0.55, p<0.001); and Perceived Social Support and Psychological Well-being (γ =0.57, p<0.001). 

Conclusion: There is a positive relationship between resilience perceived social support and psychological well-being.

Author Biographies

Sara Naimat , Peshawar, Pakistan

Clinical Psychologist Paraplegic Centre

Shumaila Asad, Riphah International University, Lahore Pakistan

Head of Department of Psychology

Shafiq ur Rehman, Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Paraplegic Centre, Peshawar, Pakistan

MPhil (P&O) Student

Sahar Niamat, Private Clinic

Microbiologist

Ghulam Saqulain , Department of Otorhinolaryngology Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan

Head of Department

Muhammad Kamran , Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics Chal Foundation Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Swabi, Pakistan

Senior Specialist Ortho-Prosthetist

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Submitted

29-09-2023

Published

30-09-2023

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Research Article