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J Mil Med 2017, 19(3): 274-281 Back to browse issues page
An Interactive Study of the Effect of Social Economic Status and Support on Life Quality and Mental Happiness of Veterans’ Wives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Mashhad
Maryam Eskafi Noghani
Department of Sociology, Islamic Azad University Gonabad Branch, Khorasan Razavi, Iran , meskafi@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the major problems of war veterans that also impacts on other family members, including spouses. The present study was conducted to study the interactive effect of social economic status and support on life quality and mental happiness of wives of veterans with PTSD in Mashhad.
Methods: The current study is a descriptive-correlational study that was conducted on wives of veterans with PTSD in Mashhad in 2014. To this aim, simple sampling was followed and the data were gathered based on PTSD symptoms, Life Quality, Oxford Happiness, and Perceived Social Support Questionnaires. SPSS 16 software and Multivariate Analysis of Variance was used to analyze the data.
Results: Hypotheses testing was conducted for 302 samples. Veterans’ average age was 43.4 years. Wives’ average age was 36.3 years old. The results of Multivariate Analysis of Variance indicated that the severity of PTSD symptoms, the rate of wives’ perceived social support, the level of veterans’ education, the level of their wives’ education, and the family’s economical level simultaneously explain 0.71 of the changes of mental happiness and life quality of Veterans’ wives.
Conclusion: It was concluded that wives’ perceived social support, the severity of PTSD, and their economic and educational level play an important role in Veterans’ wives mental happiness and life quality.
Keywords: Economical Level, Perceived Social Support, Life Quality, Mental Happiness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2016/11/10 | Accepted: 2017/09/7 | Published: 2017/09/23
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Eskafi Noghani M. An Interactive Study of the Effect of Social Economic Status and Support on Life Quality and Mental Happiness of Veterans’ Wives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Mashhad. J Mil Med. 2017; 19 (3) :274-281
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