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Emotional State and Psychological Well-Being of Dermatological Patients

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The present study aimed to investigate emotional state in terms of depression, anxiety, well-being, body image and social withdrawal in dermatological patients. Additionally it also focuses on investigating the relationship of emotional states and psychological well-being of dermatological patients. Emotional state scale for dermatological patients (ESS-D) by Samina Bukhari 2000 and psychological well-being scale affector-2 by Naheed in Urdu 1997 were used to assess the emotional states and psychological well-being in dermatological patients respectively. A total of 100 patients with chronic skin disease from the areas of Wah Cantt and Islamabad approached. Age limit was from 18 to 40 years. Cross sectional design and purposive convenient sampling was applied. The data were analyzed by applying correlation analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 16). The results were statistically significant at 0.01** and 0.05* levels and proved that anxiety, depression and body image were negatively correlated with psychological well-being of dermatological patients while the social withdrawal and well-being shows non-significant results: the correlational values of anxiety and psychological well-being was correlated at -0.301**; depression and psychological well-being was correlated at -0.288**; body image and psychological well-being was correlated at -0.261*; correlation between social withdrawal and psychological well- being was -0.115; and correlation between well-being and psychological well-being was 0.098.

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Zia, K. (2014) Emotional State and Psychological Well-Being of Dermatological Patients. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100434.

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