Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

ASSESEMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS POST AMPUTATION OF ARM DUE TO HAND CRUSH INJURY -AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH


Dr. ADARSH SRIVASTAVA, Dr. Rajkiran Salunkhe, Dr. Anil Managutti, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari, Dr. Sai Santosh Patnaik J, Dr. Abhinav Kumar, Dr. Paul Mathai,

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.285

Keywords: Hand trauma, Cold intolerance, Disability, Health outcome.


Abstract

Aim Purpose of the present study was to evaluate the quality of life in patients who have undergone hand amputation after a hand crush injury. Methodology A questionnaire study was conducted amongst the 56 patients who had recently undergone amputation of their hand due to crush injury in road traffic accidents. The questions were based on psychological, physical, functional, social and economical aspects in the lives of hand injury patients. Descriptive statistical measures like mean and standard deviation were utilised. To initiate comparison, Unpaired t - test (t) / one -way ANOVA was also done. Results Sensory disturbance was noted amongst half of the patients with mean value of 28.1 ± 74.7. Major depressive episodes were noted in the patients with mean value of 22.5 ±78.3 with self confidence level also taking a hit in almost all the patients with a mean value of 37.1 ± 63.0. Conclusion On the whole, the majority of patients were coping adequately and were in process of rehabilitation. Only 10% were not able to return to any work. The disability correlated with the injury severity and a more severe injury had a worse quality of life and functional outcome

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