Health-related quality of life and self-esteem among burn patients

Health-related quality of life and self-esteem among burn patients

Author Zorita, Liliane do Amaral Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Blanes, Leila Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga, Daniela Francescato Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Augusto, Fabiana da Silva Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life and self-esteem in adult burn survivors in Brazil. Materials and Methods. This multicenter, cross-sectional analytical study was conducted with 30 adult burn survivors (56.7% were male), 6-24 months postburn, recruited from-3 outpatient burn clinics in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Half of the burn injuries (50%) were caused by flammable liquids. The mean burn size was 21% of total body surface area. The Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale/Escola Paulista de Medicina at the Federal University of Sao Paulo were used to assess health related quality of life and self-esteem, respectively. Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Tukey's test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Dunn's multiple comparison test, and Spearman's correlation coefficient. Results. The results showed men reported significantly higher SF-36 scores on the role of emotional (P = 0.023) and mental health (P = 0.047) domains when compared with women. Individuals who abused alcohol had lower scores on bodily pain (P= 0.025), vitality (P= 0.041), mental health (P =0.023), and self-esteem scores (P = 0.044) compared with nondrinkers, and illicit drug users reported lower bodily pain scores (P = 0.008) compared with nonusers. Conclusion. Women, alcohol abusers, and drug users reported the lowest health-related quality of life and self-esteem among survivors of burn injuries. The assessment of health-related quality of life and self-esteem may contribute to the planning of interventions aimed to minimize the impact of burns on the daily life-of this population.
Keywords Burns
Health-Related Quality Of Life
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Wounds-A Compendium Of Clinical Research And Practice. Malvern, v. 28, n. 1, p. 27-34, 2016.
ISSN 1044-7946 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher H m p communications
Extent 27-34
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000369193100006

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