J Korean Burn Soc.  2010 Dec;13(2):129-135.

Group Education Program on Quality of Life of Burn Rehabilitation Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. chseomd@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Nursing, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Burn Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was designed to compare the quality of life and physical function after group education program in burn rehabilitation program.
METHODS
In a prospective clinical trial, group rehabilitation education program was done in 20 burn injury patients. One group pretest-post test design was done. After 2 weeks group education session, we measured stress test, quality of life (Burn specific health scale) and range of motion. Stress status was assessed with objective measurement tools such as heart rate variability.
RESULTS
Stress resistance and parameter value was changed significantly (P<0.05). Heart stability increased (P=0.05). Total range of motions were changed significantly (P<0.05). Quality of life evaluation using BSHS does not show significant change (P>0.05).
CONCLUSION
Group therapy in burn rehabilitation patients could be an alternative rehabilitation treatment for quality of life. In the future, more studies are yet to come how group education program may affect the burn rehabilitation patients' disability.

Keyword

Burn; Quality of life; Disability; Rehabilitation; Education
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