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Health-related quality of life after 6-month post-injury on severe traumatic brain injury: A cohort study in two Malaysia hospitals

Ludin, Salizar and Rashid, Nor'ain (2019) Health-related quality of life after 6-month post-injury on severe traumatic brain injury: A cohort study in two Malaysia hospitals. Emfermeria Clinica. (In Press)

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Abstract

Objective: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors show physical and functional improvement but remain with the cognitive and psycho-social problem through our recovery. This study aims to measure the health-related quality of life of TBI survivors within 6 months post-injury. Method: A cohort study was conducted where 33 severe TBI survivors recruited at two tertiary hospitals. The health-related quality of life was measured using the Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) tool. Results: Participants mean age was 31.79 years old. The impaired range of health-related quality of life on 6 months post-injury seen, but an improvement occurs within 3---6 months post-injury. Conclusions: Age and ventilation duration showed a moderate negative correlation in all domains and length of hospital stay showed a moderate negative correlation to social, daily life and self-domains. Nevertheless, small sample size and time constraint were the limitations of this study.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4633/73448
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health-related quality of life, post-injury, severe traumatic brain injury
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: DR Salizar Mohamed Ludin
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 12:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73448

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