Introduction: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric disorder with significant disability.

Aim: To study the prevalence and extent of family burden and disability in patients with OCD and its correlates.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study involving 75 consecutive patients with OCD was done. Family burden was assessed using the family burden schedule (FBS). Disability was calculated using the World Health Organization’s (WHOs) disability assessment schedule (DAS). Various variables were analyzed and significance of correlation was assessed using chi-squared test of significance.

Results: Prevalence of family burden was 13.33% and that of disability was 42.67%. These were significantly associated with low socioeconomic status, single marital status, early age of onset, and severity of disease. There was significant association between severity of disability and family burden.

Conclusion: Patients with OCD have significant disability and burden on family.

Keywords: Disability, Family burden, Obsessive compulsive disorder.

How to cite this article: Marwale AV, Quadri SA, Quadri AA. Prevalence of Disability and Family Burden in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Observational Study. MGM J Med Sci 2017;4(4):155-159.

Source of support: MGMIHS

Conflict of interest: None