COMPARING EARLY MALADAPTIVE SCHEMAS AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS WITH LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG EPILEPTICS

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Noshaba Razaq
Naila Azam
Muhammad Abdullah Ayub
Humaira Mahmood
Sarah Bakhsh
Mariam Razzaq

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Objectives: The aim of this study was (a) to explore, the relationship between early maladaptive schemas, and life satisfaction among epileptics. (b) To compare, early maladaptive schema and depressive symptoms among male and female epileptics. (c) To check, the effect of early maladaptive schema, depressive symptoms and demographic variable on life satisfaction of epileptics.
Methodology: This Correlational study was conducted on epileptic patients from to December 2023 to March 2024 in Foundation University Medical College Rawalpindi. Sample of the current study was comprised of 176 epileptic patients. The sample was purposefully selected from Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi Pakistan. The questionnaire, Urdu version of young schema questionnaire short form (YSQ-SF), Urdu version of the satisfaction with life scale (SWLS), and the back depression inventory (BDI) were used to analyze the effect of early maladaptive schemas and depressive symptoms with life satisfaction among epileptics.
Result: Results of study shows a negative relationship between early maladaptive schemas, and life satisfaction among epileptics. Results showing that for male early maladaptive schema was (mean±SD =135.76±33.04) and Depressive symptom was (mean±SD =135.76±33.04), while early maladaptive schema for male was (mean±SD =138.52±28.05) and depressive symptom for female was (mean±SD =138.52±28.05). Furthermore, age, gender, and living environment were positive predictors of life satisfaction among epileptics (β = 8.748 age, β = 605, β =.832 gender, β =.09 living environment).
Conclusion: The results of the current study indicate that individuals with stronger early maladaptive schemas tend to have lower life satisfaction. The study also found that female epileptics scored higher on measures of early maladaptive schemas and depression, and reported lower life satisfaction compared to others. Additionally, certain demographic factors like age and gender positively influence life satisfaction, the presence of depressive symptoms and early maladaptive schemas negatively impact it.

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Noshaba Razaq, Naila Azam, Muhammad Abdullah Ayub, Humaira Mahmood, Sarah Bakhsh, & Mariam Razzaq. (2024). COMPARING EARLY MALADAPTIVE SCHEMAS AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS WITH LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG EPILEPTICS. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences, 3(2). Retrieved from https://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/1037
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