Marital quality and its relation with depression: a case-control study

Priyanka Jaiswal, Abdul Q. Jilani, Devashish Shukla, P. K. Dalal, Adarsh Tripathi, Shweta Singh, Savita Jain


Background: Marital relationship may be adversely affected due to depression in spouse. Usually the non-affected partner is main caregiver and responsible for caregiving.

Methods: This was cross sectional case control study with sample size of 252 subjects (151 cases and 151 healthy controls). Cases were diagnosed as per DSM-IV-TR criteria. Quality of marriage was assessed using Marital Quality Scale.

Results: Quality of marital relationship was significantly poor among cases. Marital quality further worsened with severity of Depression.

Conclusions: Depression negatively affects quality of marriage.


Marital quality, Depression, Quality of marriage in India

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