J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2005 Mar;17(1):100-108.

Influencing Predictors of Quality of Life in Burn Patients

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Seoil College, Korea. paulina@seoil.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of quality of life in burn patients. The predictors of quality of life were the subject's characteristics(marriage, income, burn size, burn site, pain and functional limitation) and personal resources(self esteem and social support). METHOD: 96 burn subjects who were hospitalized participated in the study. The data analysed was with descriptive analysis, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression. RESULT: Burn patients who had a spouse and had higher levels of income, with smaller size of burn, no arm burn, with lower levels of pain and functional limitation, plus higher levels of self esteem and social support reported higher levels of quality of life(R2=0.5229). CONCLUSION: Based on the finding of this study, development of nursing intervention programs including reduction of pain and functional limitation, enhancing self esteem and social support can be suggested.

Keyword

Quality of Life; Burn Patients
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