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The present study was planned to investigate gender differences in (Quality of Life) and
social support as well as relationship between QOL and social support in patients with
depressive disorder. Methods: The study was conducted in Out Patient Department of
Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS), Kanke, Ranchi. It
was a cross sectional study, comprised sample of 80 patients depressive disorder, among
40 were male and 40 were female selected with purposive sampling technique and
fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria. Result: Female patients with depressive
disorder scored significantly lower than male patients with depressive disorder on
physical, psychological and environmental QOL domain. In female patients, social
support had significant positive correlation with physical, psychological and
environmental domain of QOL. In male patients, social support was positively
associated with psychological and social relationship QOL.
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