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Titolo:
Quality of life of primary caregivers of spinal cord injury survivors living in the community: controlled study with short form-36 questionnaire
Autore:
Unalan, H; Gencosmanoglu, B; Akgun, K; Karamehmetoglu, S; Tuna, H; Ones, K; Rahimpenah, A; Uzun, E; Tuzun, F;
Indirizzi:
Bosphorus Univ, Dept Psychol, Istanbul, Turkey Bosphorus Univ Istanbul Turkey rus Univ, Dept Psychol, Istanbul, Turkey Vakif Gureba Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey Vakif Gureba Hosp Istanbul TurkeyVakif Gureba Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey Trakya Univ, Fac Med, Dept Phys Med & Rehabil, Edirne, Turkey Trakya UnivEdirne Turkey Med, Dept Phys Med & Rehabil, Edirne, Turkey Istanbul Rehabil Ctr, Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul Rehabil Ctr Istanbul Turkey nbul Rehabil Ctr, Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Fac Med, Dept Phys Med & Rehabil, Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul Univ Istanbul Turkey Dept Phys Med & Rehabil, Istanbul, Turkey
Titolo Testata:
SPINAL CORD
fascicolo: 6, volume: 39, anno: 2001,
pagine: 318 - 322
SICI:
1362-4393(200106)39:6<318:QOLOPC>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OF-LIFE; IMPACT;
Keywords:
quality of life; primary caregiver; spinal cord injury;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
34
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Unalan, H Catalcesme Hatboyu Sok Sukur Ap 3-10, TR-81110 Istanbul, TurkeyCatalcesme Hatboyu Sok Sukur Ap 3-10 Istanbul Turkey TR-81110
Citazione:
H. Unalan et al., "Quality of life of primary caregivers of spinal cord injury survivors living in the community: controlled study with short form-36 questionnaire", SPINAL CORD, 39(6), 2001, pp. 318-322

Abstract

Objective: To compare the quality of life scores of primary caregivers of spinal cord injury survivors living in the community with healthy age matched-population based controls and to determine the relationship between someseverity parameters related with spinal cord injury and the quality of life scores of primary caregivers. Setting: University hospital, rehabilitation centre. Methods: Fifty primary caregivers of spinal cord injured patients living in the community and 40 healthy age-matched controls completed SF-36 (short form-36) questionnaire forms. Questionnaires were administered by interviewers who were physiatrists and the authors of the present study. All the patients were rehabilitated by the authors and data about the duration of injury, lesion levels, ASIA scores, degree of spasticity, presence of bladder and bowel incontinence and pressure sores were gathered from the hospital recordings and/or by physical examinations during control visits when the primary caregivers were administered the questionnaires. Results: Quality of life scores measured by SF-36 were significantly low in the primary caregivers group compared to age-matched healthy population based controls. No significant relation was demonstrated between the qualityof life scores of primary caregivers and parameters such as the duration of injury, lesion levels, ASIA scores, degree of spasticity, bladder and/or bowel incontinence and pressure sores respectively. Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, being a primarycaregiver of a spinal cord injured victim significantly interferes with quality of life; some severity parameters related to the injury however do not seem to have an additional impact on the primary caregiver's life quality.

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