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Health-related quality of life 2 years to 7 years after a severe burn
Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för neurovetenskap, Psykiatri, Akademiska sjukhuset.
Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för neurovetenskap, Psykiatri, Akademiska sjukhuset.
Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för neurovetenskap, Psykiatri, Akademiska sjukhuset.
2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Trauma, ISSN 0022-5282, E-ISSN 1529-8809, Vol. 71, nr 5, s. 1435-1441Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND:

Knowledge concerning the trajectory andpredictors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) years after burninjury is fragmentary and these factors were therefore assessed usingthe EQ-5D questionnaire.

METHODS:

Consecutive adult burnpatients were included during hospitalization and assessed at 3 months, 6months, and 12 months. In addition, an interview was performed at 2years to 7 years postburn. Data concerning injury characteristics,sociodemographic variables, psychiatric disorders, and HRQoL wereobtained.

RESULTS:

The EQ-5D dimension Mobility improvedbetween hospitalization and 3 months, while Anxiety/Depression improvedbetween 12 months and 2 years to 7 years. Other dimensions improvedgradually. At 2 years to 7 years, only the dimensions Pain/Discomfortand Usual activities were lower than in the general population. Inaddition, overall HRQoL was lower than in the general population whenmeasured by EQ VAS but not by EQ-5D index. EQ-5D index at 2 years to 7years was predicted by EQ-5D index at 12 months and concurrent workstatus and pain. EQ VAS at 2 years to 7 years was predicted by previousassessments of work status, posttraumatic stress disorder and EQ VAS,and concurrent work status and substance abuse. Total amount ofexplained variance ranged between 17% and 57%.

CONCLUSIONS:

HRQoLafter burn is conveniently screened by EQ VAS. Impairment after 2 yearsto 7 years is mainly reflected in the EQ dimensions Pain/Discomfort andUsual activities and can be predicted in part by information availablebefore or at 12 months.

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2011. Vol. 71, nr 5, s. 1435-1441
Emneord [en]
Return to work, Burn injury, Health-Related Quality of Life, EQ-5D
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132450DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318208fc74ISI: 000297118600066PubMedID: 21399545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132450DiVA, id: diva2:358057
Tilgjengelig fra: 2010-10-20 Laget: 2010-10-20 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-12
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1. Return to Work and Health-related Quality of Life after Severe Burn
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Return to Work and Health-related Quality of Life after Severe Burn
2010 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

A major burn is one of the most severe traumas a person can experience, and recovery can be a protracted process. The principal aim was to increase the knowledge base regarding factors related to return to work and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after burns. Patients treated at the Uppsala Burn Center between 2000 and 2007 were included on a consecutive basis. Assessments were made at hospitalization, and thereafter and included a home visit 2 to 7 years after injury.

The psychometric properties of the generic HRQoL instrument EQ-5D were investigated. The results support the use of EQ-5D as an adjunct to burn-specific assessments of HRQoL. Most former patients exhibited a good HRQoL at 2 to 7 years postburn. Not working at the time of injury and having PTSD at 12 months, as well as having low scores on the EQ VAS at 12 months, were related to a worse EQ VAS score at 2 to 7 years after injury.

The majority of former patients had returned to work 2 to 7 years postburn. Time to return to work was predicted by length of hospital stay and a personality disorder diagnosis. Predictors for not returning to work were length of stay and having any anxiety or substance use disorder prior to injury. Those who were not back at work reported lower generic and burn-specific health, and exhibited more psychiatric morbidity at follow-up than those who were working. The latter group exhibited HRQoL that was comparable to that of the general population. Participants emphasized their own psychological resources and capabilities as facilitators in the process of returning to active work.

The findings suggest that an early and systematic approach for assessing recognized risk factors enhances the possibility of discovering patients at risk of developing problems during postburn adaptation.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2010. s. 62
Serie
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 614
Emneord
Burn, Return to work, Health-related quality of life, Outcome assessment, Rehabilitation, Injuries, Psychiatric Disorders, Personality Disorder
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Psykiatri
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132454 (URN)978-91-554-7929-9 (ISBN)
Disputas
2010-12-10, Enghoffsalen, Entrance 50, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, 13:15 (svensk)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2010-11-15 Laget: 2010-10-20 Sist oppdatert: 2011-01-13

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