Quality of life and self-esteem of persons with paraplegia living in SA o pound Paulo, Brazil

dc.contributor.authorBlanes, Leila [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorCarmagnani, Maria Isabel S. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Lydia M. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T13:52:14Z
dc.date.available2016-01-24T13:52:14Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-01
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the quality of life (QoL) and self-esteem of paraplegic persons.The sample consisted of 60 outpatients with traumatic paraplegia living in SA o pound Paulo, Brazil, from whom clinical and demographic data were obtained. QoL was assessed by the 36-item Short-Form (SF-36) health survey questionnaire, and self-esteem was measured by Rosenberg's Self-Esteem (RSE) scale. Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t-test, analysis of variance and Fisher's least significant difference (LSD) test at a significance level of 5%.Participants were predominately men (86.7%) with a mean age of 32.9 (standard deviation [SD] = 9.47) years, low education level and low income. the SF-36 dimensions that received the lowest scores were physical functioning, role physical and role emotional. Cronbach's alpha for the SF-36 questionnaire was 0.80. A significant statistical difference was found between the presence of pressure ulcers and low scores on mental health (P = 0.001), as determined by Student's t-test. the mean self-esteem score was 8.35 and there was a significant statistical difference between low self-esteem scores and occupation (P = 0.008).Participants reported low QoL and self-esteem. the results provide background information that may be useful in the development of strategies to reduce the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) on the life and health of persons with SCI, improving their QoL.en
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Div Plast Surg, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Nursing, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Div Plast Surg, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Nursing, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.description.sponsorshipBrazilian Foundation
dc.format.extent15-21
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-008-9411-9
dc.identifier.citationQuality of Life Research. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 18, n. 1, p. 15-21, 2009.
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-008-9411-9
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31283
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000263025600003
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Research
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.rights.licensehttp://www.springer.com/open+access/authors+rights?SGWID=0-176704-12-683201-0
dc.subjectSelf-esteemen
dc.subjectParaplegiaen
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen
dc.subjectSpinal corden
dc.titleQuality of life and self-esteem of persons with paraplegia living in SA o pound Paulo, Brazilen
dc.typeArtigo
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