The Perceived Social Support, Dysfunctional Attitude, Resilience and Quality of Life in Hemiplegic Paralyzed Patients


  • Nadeem Shoukat Department of Applied Psychology, Govt. College University, Faisalabad Pakistan
  • Rabia Khawar Department of Applied Psychology, Govt. College University, Faisalabad Pakistan



Dysfunctional attitude, Hemiplegic, Paralysis, Resilience, Social support, Quality of life


Objectives: To assess how perceived social support and dysfunctional attitudes influence the quality of life of hemiplegic
paralysed patients and the role of resilience in changing the dysfunctional attitudes of these patients.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Allied Hospital Neurology/Medicine Department, Ali Poly Clinic, and Bukhari Homeopathic
Clinic Faisalabad Pakistan, from Mar to Jul 2022.

Methodology: Two hundred and ten hemiplegic paralysed patients were included in the study. Multidimensional Scale for
Perceived Social Support, Dysfunctional Attitude Scale, Brief Resilience Scale, and World Health Organization Quality of Life
–Bref were used for data collection.

Results: Findings demonstrated significant mean difference across age groups on quality of life [F (2, 207) = 17.34, p<0.01],
resilience [F (2, 207) = 16.94, p<0.01], perceived social support, [F (2, 207) = 7.99, p<0.01] and dysfunctional attitude [F (2, 207) = 3.05 p<0.05]. Perceived social support has a positive correlation with resilience (p-value <0.01, r=.24) and quality of life (pvalue <0.01, r=.48). In contrast, negatively correlated with dysfunctional attitude subscales of social approval (p<0.01, r=-0.23) and autonomy (p<0.01, r=-0.29) while no correlation with dysfunctional attitude subscales perfectionism (p=0.06, r=.12) and dependency (p=0.41, r=-.05).

Conclusion: Our study indicated that paralysed patients with high perceived social support will have high resilience, a better quality of life, and a low dysfunctional attitude towards the ailment.


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How to Cite

Shoukat, N., & Khawar, R. (2023). The Perceived Social Support, Dysfunctional Attitude, Resilience and Quality of Life in Hemiplegic Paralyzed Patients. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 73(6), 1695–1698.



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