The relationship between quality of life and percentage of injury among posttraumatic stress disorder veterans

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Batool Mandani 1 , Sheyda Javadipour 1 , Ahmad Fakhri 2

1 Department of Occupational Therapy and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, School of Rehabilitation., Ahvaz Jundishapoor University of Medical Science, Ahvaz, IR Iran

2 School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapoor University of Medical Science, Ahvaz, IR Iran

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How to Cite: Mandani B, Javadipour S, Fakhri A. The relationship between quality of life and percentage of injury among posttraumatic stress disorder veterans, Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 5(3):183-192.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 5 (3); 183-192
Published Online: September 22, 2013
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

War is an effective factor in incidence and promotion of psychological and behavioral problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder. This study aimed to determine the quality of life and its correlation with age and percent of injury in war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

This was a cross-sectional study, which included 70 war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. This study focused on the quality of life with SF36.

The results indicated that war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder had the least scores in physical, emotional and social function subclasses of SF36 questionnaire. There was significant correlation between quality of life and percent of injury (p = 0/039) but no significant correlation between quality of life and age.

Post-traumatic stress disorder results in low quality of life in war veterans. Percent of injury significantly reduces their quality of life.

Keywords

Quality of life Percent of Injury Posttraumatic stress disorder War veterans

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