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Poliomyelitis Patients In South India – A Study Measuring Quality Of Life
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Prosthetics and Orthotics. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation.
Mobility India Bangalore India.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction The aim of this study was to examine and compare quality of life scores for three different groups with different living situations, all with a history of poliomyelitis and explore factors affecting their scores in four different quality of life domains in India.

Method 91 participants with poliomyelitis from three different settings were included in the study. The groups were recruited from city, rural area and urban slum. The WHOQOL-Bref questionnaire was used to measure quality of life in four domains; physical health, psychological health, social relationships and environment.

Results Significant difference (p<0,05) were found between the groups in three of the domains. In the physical health and the social relationship domain the group from the city scored significantly higher than the group from the urban slum. In the environmental domain the group from the city and the group from the rural areas scored significantly higher than the group from the urban slum. No significant difference was found in the psychological health domain between any of the three groups.

Discussion When treating disabled persons, it is important to not only provide a person with an orthotic device, rehabilitation and inclusion in society is also very important to work with to increase a person’s quality of life.

Conclusion It was found that the possibility to maintain the orthopedic devices and the opportunity earn an income influenced the quality of life scores positively. The living environment and rehabilitations services did not influence the scores in the psychological health domain.

The study was conducted in collaboration between Mobility India and School of health science, Jönköping University, Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
India, 2013.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20720OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-20720DiVA: diva2:608986
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ISPO 2013 World Congress Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment 4th-7th February,Hyderabad India
Available from: 2013-03-03 Created: 2013-03-03 Last updated: 2013-03-03

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