Author : H. Murad, Saad
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul,
Volume 34, Issue 1, Pages 42-53
Aims: To assess the quality of life (Q.o.L) of amputee patients and the relation with some variables.
Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out at Al-Mosul rehabilitation center during the period from 10th April to 30th June 2004. The sample of the study consisted of 160 amputee patients with lower limb amputation selected randomly. The data was collected by using assessment tool which consists of (66) items distributed to three domains (physical, psychological and social).
Results: The results of the study show that there are many problems in all areas through the amputee patient's life. The psychological problems come in the first rank among problems faced by amputee patients, while the physical and social aspects come later throughout the amputee patient life . Significant differences were found between the quality of life of amputee patient and variables of study (age, social status, level of education, urbanicity, level of amputation, reason of amputation and using assistance device).
Recommendations: The study recommended to establish rehabilitation centers to accommodate war victims; training program should be carried out in special workshop for vocational rehabilitation therapy and educational programs for families of amputee patients for care to provide and improve quality of their life.