Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 15, Issue 3 (2023)                   Iran J War Public Health 2023, 15(3): 315-321 | Back to browse issues page

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Alkadem A, Noori A. Self-esteem and its Correlation with Quality of Life among Amputees. Iran J War Public Health 2023; 15 (3) :315-321
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1- Ministry of Health, Babylon Health Directorate, Babylon, Iraq
2- Community Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
* Corresponding Author Address: Ministry of Health, Babylon Health Directorate, Babylon, Iraq. Postal Code: - (
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Aims: Amputation has become one of the problems of today's society, whether it is related to lifestyle or due to accident or disease. There are a large number of people who have amputated one or both lower limbs, and this situation is increasing worldwide. This study aimed to assess the self-esteem and its correlation with quality of life in amputees.
Instruments & Methods: This descriptive correlational study was conducted in the Babylon Rehabilitation Center from October 1, 2022 to March 10, 2023. The study sample was 200 amputees referred to Babylon Rehabilitation Center, which selected based on nonprobability sampling approach. Research variables were measured by Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Quality of Life Questionnaire. Data were collected through interviews and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
Findings: The mean age of participants was 51.0±14.42 years. 54.0% and 60.5% of amputees had low self-esteem and poor quality of life, respectively. The self-esteem in amputees predicted variables of psychological quality of life (p=0.0001), social quality of life (p=0.001) and overall quality of life (p=0.0001).
Conclusions: Amputees who participate in rehabilitation have a very low overall quality of life and self-esteem, and there is a direct correlation between self-esteem and quality of life in amputees.

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