Quality of life after spinal cord injury: An overview

Aby Yazid Al Busthomy Rofi'i, Riri Maria, Masfuri

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the quality of life (QoL) in spinal cord injury (SCI) with neurogenic bladder problem in Indonesia. Method: This descriptive study, involving 55 participants, used the WHO Quality of Life brief form (WHOQOL-BREF) to measure QOL in each of four domains: physical, psychological, social relationships, and environment. Results: The mean scores of QOL after analysis of the data were 11.41 for the physical domain, 12.38 for the psychological domain, 12.22 for social relationships, and 11.55 for environment. The total mean QOL score was 47.55, which is a relatively low score compared to generally healthy adults. Conclusion: Among the four domains of QOL, the physical domain had the lowest mean score. These results highlight the necessity of exploring the factors related to QOL for SCI patients with neurogenic bladder problem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Quality of life
  • Spinal cord injury

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