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IJHRS. 2016; 5(3): 118-127

Appraise the Health-Related Quality of Life among Trauma Patients

Ravi Kant Jain, Neelesh Dhadse, Chirag Sethi, Ravindra Kumar, Susmit Kosta.


Background: Limb injures is revolve a life-changing event that can cause significant disruptions in many important areas of life.
Objectives: The objective of our study was to appraise the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and psychosocial factors associated with pain and disability in patients following Upper limb (UL) and lower limb (LL) trauma patients
Materials and methods: A sample of convenience 300 adult male and female patients who met the inclusion criteria was included. A short form (36) health status questionnaire was filled by a single author from each patient after one year of follow up. This part was utilized to assess the QOL among limbs traumas patients.
Results: Intraclass correlation coefficients were greater than 0.7 in five of the eight domains of SF 36 except mental health, social function and general health. Chronbach’s α was higher than 0.8 all the domains except in social function domain. There was no difference in Health Related Quality of Life in patients with upper and lower limb trauma. However there was significant difference in 4 domains related to physical components of SF 36 survey form between male and females.
Conclusion: Both upper and lower limb trauma similarly affects the Health Related Quality of Life in all age group of patients.
Keywords: Sf-36, Trauma, HRQOL

Key words: Sf-36, Trauma, HRQOL

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