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Disability and quality of life in individuals with postpolio syndrome.
Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ, Avd. för omvårdnad. Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ. Kvalitetsförbättringar, innovationer och ledarskap inom vård och socialt arbete.
2000 (Engelska)Ingår i: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 22, nr 9, s. 416-422Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to investigate disability and quality of life in individuals with the characteristic symptoms of postpolio syndrome. METHOD: Disability is assessed by means of the self-report activities of daily living instrument, and quality of life by means of Kaasa's questionnaire and the quality of life profile. RESULTS: The 39 subjects have on average lived with polio sequelae for 52 years. Their main difficulties are with moving, lifting and carrying. This means restricted mobility, sedentary activities and a need to prioritize. Half of them feel that polio has lessened their possibilities in life, and a quarter have still not accepted the limitations polio has involved. Nevertheless the majority report a high level of psychosocial well-being, and almost a quarter say that living with polio has meant personal development and strength. We found a significant correlation between on the one hand disability with regard to ambulation, arm strength and finger strength on the self-report ADL, and on the other hand the number of negative problems on the quality of life profile (0.33-0.45). CONCLUSION: The latter instrument needs further testing before its validity can be determined with certainty.

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2000. Vol. 22, nr 9, s. 416-422
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Activities of Daily Living, Adaptation; Psychological, Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Female, Humans, Lifting, Male, Middle Aged, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome/*psychology/rehabilitation, Quality of Life, Sex Factors, Social Adjustment, Statistics; Nonparametric, Sweden, Walking
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-3698PubMedID: 10894205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-3698DiVA, id: diva2:34518
Tillgänglig från: 2007-10-10 Skapad: 2007-10-10 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-12Bibliografiskt granskad

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