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Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge


Author(s): Shahandeh H. | Wameghi R. | Hatamizadeh N. | Kazemnejad A

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Spinal cord injury

Nowadays the Quality of Life (QOL) among different groups of people, especially in disabled people, is recognized as a very important topic. In order to assess quality of life in people with spinal cord injuries, 86 members of Tehran spinal cord injury(SCI) society were selected randomly. Data were gathered through a questionnaire that consisted of two parts. The first part contained questions about sex, age, plus the cause, type and duration of injury. The second part contained questions that measured quality of life in an objective manner. The test was adapted from Lancashire and Wisconsin tests and modified to suit the cultural background of Iranian people. Results showed that %73.3 of people with SCI perceived their QOL as good or fair. In assessing different areas of quality of life, the highest scores were given to social relations (3.67 out of 5). In the married group the mean score for satisfaction in family relations was 3.95 out of 5 score. Sub-scores for work/education, finances, physical health and psychological health status were lower than the other ones. Results of study indicated that there was a significant difference in the mean QOL score between the two sexes: the score for women was higher (mean score was 3.3 for women and 2.9 for men). But Quality of Life was not significantly related to age, cause of SCI, type of SCI, or duration of SCI.

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