Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Spinal Cord Injured Individuals
International Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages: 27-30
Received: Mar. 15, 2018; Accepted: Oct. 4, 2018; Published: Oct. 25, 2018
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Gunjan Chaudhary, Department of Physiotherapy, College of Applied Education and Health Sciences, Meerut, India
Shazia Mattu, Department of Physiotherapy, College of Applied Education and Health Sciences, Meerut, India
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Abstract
Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) involves severe physical, social, but also psychological consequences. The risk for major depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicide is elevated for people with SCI compared with the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life and stress variation among spinal cord injured Individuals. 100 subjects in the age group OF 30-60 YEARS, including both males and females. The questionnaire was used by asking questions to the subjects regarding their stress and limitation in their activities of daily living. Some were filled by telephonic conversations and some by person. The present study was to evaluate the perceived stress and quality of life in spinal cord injured patients using “The Perceived Stress Scale and short form - 36 Questionnaire”. The questionnaire comprised of Health Screening Questions and questions that related with their life styles and emotional and physical limitations in daily activities after spinal cord injury. In Conclusion, spinal cord injury affects many facets of individuals life. Often spinal cord injured patients are of often younger age group. The physical, personal, financial and social impact of spinal cord injury is such that most patients are lost in follow up to life threatening complication associated with Spinal cord Injury.
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SCI, Pain, Stress, QQL
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Gunjan Chaudhary, Shazia Mattu, Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Spinal Cord Injured Individuals, International Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018, pp. 27-30. doi: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.12
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