Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repository.ucc.edu.co/handle/20.500.12494/42309
Title: Health-related quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury in Colombia, South America
Author: Arango-Lasprilla J.C.
Nicholls E.
Olivera S.L.
Perdomo J.L.
Arango J.A.
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Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: adult
article
clinical article
controlled study
emotional stability
employment status
energy
fatigue
female
human
male
marriage
paraplegia
psychological well being
quadriplegia
quality of life
self report
social interaction
South America
spinal cord injury
Adult
Case-Control Studies
Colombia
Emotions
Female
Health Status
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Pain
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Social Behavior
Spinal Cord Injuries
Abstract: Objective: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Neiva, Colombia. Design: Cross-sectional. Participants/methods: 40 Colombians with SCI and 42 age- and gender-matched controls completed the SF-36, a self-report measure composed of eight component areas (physical health problems, role limitations due to personal or emotional problems, emotional well-being, social functioning, energy/fatigue, and general health perceptions). Results: Compared to healthy controls, individuals with SCI had significantly lower means on five SF-36 subscales: physical functioning (22.5 vs. 94.0; p < 0.001), role limitations due to physical problems (54.4 vs. 77.4; p < 0.01), social functioning (67.5 vs. 80.1; p < 0.05), pain (65.4 vs. 79.5; p < 0.01), and general health (54.9 vs. 69.4; p < 0.01). Both groups scored similarly on the SF-36 emotional well-being subscale. Conclusion: Individuals with SCI from Neiva, Colombia report having poorer quality of life across various domains than healthy controls, primarily in the area of physical functioning. These findings suggest the need for rehabilitation health professionals to develop and implement interventions to improve HRQOL in individuals with SCI. © 2010 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
Publisher: IOS Press
metadata.dc.type: Artículo
Citation: Arango JC,Nicholls E,Olivera SL,Perdomo JL,Arango JA. Health-related quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury in Colombia, South America. Neurorehabilitation. 2010. 27. (4):p. 313-319. .
Other Identifiers: https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1649065
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