Exploring The Role Of Demographics And Emotional Processing In Pseudobulbar Affect

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Nazish Bashir , Rabia Bashir , Kiran Akram , Khurram Elahi , Sana Rafique


The subject of this research was to look at the role of demographics (gender and age) and emotional processing (EP) in pseudobulbar affect (PBA). This study involved data collection and analysis from 150 individuals of age 18 and above with pseudobulbar affect from hospitals of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) (98 females, 52 men). SPSS version 26 was used to analyze the outcome after data collection, and collected data were analyzed utilizing linear regression analysis and the test. Applied survey instruments were the emotional processing scale (EPS) and the center for neurologic study lability scale (CNS-LS). Based on our findings, statistically significant gender variations in emotional processing were identified as males have more problematic emotional processing than females. However, there have been no significant gender differences in pseudobulbar affect. Age was a significant predictor for emotional processing, as age is a major predictor, while age was not a significant predictor for pseudobulbar affect. This study also found that emotional processing is a significant predictors of pseudobulbar affect. Implications of the study include the role of gender and age in pseudobulbar affect and the role of emotional processing in pseudobulbar affect as well. Further implications and limitations of the study were also discussed. 

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