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.

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