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Coping Strategies and Quality of Life among Burned Patients after Hospital Discharge
Authors: Nora Mohamed 1, Dr. Howyida Sadek 2,Dr. Mahbouba Sobhy 3,Dr. Amina Abd-El razek 4
Year: 2020
Keywords: Burned Patients, Coping Strategies and Quality of Life
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Burns is one of the common causes leading to morbidity and mortality worldwide that lead to physical, psychological, social and economic problems for the burned patients. The aim of the study is to assess coping strategies and quality of life among burned patients after hospital discharge. Research design: A descriptive design was utilized in this study. Setting: This study was conducted at Burns Outpatient Clinic of Benha Teaching Hospital. The sample: A Convenient sample (150) was collected from the above previously mentioned setting of burned patients. Three tools were used 1): A structured interviewing questionnaires which consisted of four parts to assess A) demographic characteristics of the studied burned patients. B) Current medical history of the burn among the studied patients. C) Knowledge of the studied patients regarding burn. D) Reported practices of burned patients about care of the burn. II) The Burn Specific Health Scale (BSHS-B) to assess quality of life of burned patients. III) Coping with Burn Questionnaire (CBQ) to measure coping strategies among burned patients. Results: 52.7% of the studied patients were female, while 39.3% of burns caused by boiling water, 47.3% of them were third degree burn. Regarding their knowledge about burn 46.7 % of them had poor knowledge. 65.3% had satisfactory practices regarding burn care, 59.3 % had poor quality of life and 46.0% had moderate coping strategies with the burn. Conclusion: There were statistically significant relation between total knowledge score of patients and their total practices regarding burn care. Recommendation: Health educational program should be developed and implemented for the burned patients to improve their quality of life and coping strategies

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