Quality of life in major burn patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital in south india

Priya Tiwari, Rajesh Kamath, Brayal D’Souza, Sagarika Kamath, Ashalata Pati, Priyanka Bhagat, D. Keerthi Haripriya

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Abstract

Aim: To assess the quality of life of major burn patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital.Materials and Method: A prospective approach was taken to identify patients who visited the department of plastic surgery for follow up from October 2017 to March 2018 after obtaining institutional ethical clearance. Details regarding social demographics, nature of the injury and the cause of injury were recorded in addition to administration of the questionnaire WHOQOL-BREF to assess the quality of life. Quality of life has four domains for assessment of physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects of burn survivors.Results: A total of 100 patients with burn injuries were identified (63 males, 37 females; mean age = 35.14 years). Nature of injury and cause of injury has no statistical significance over the quality of life. Quality of life was neither poor nor good among majority of 2nd-degree burn patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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