Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 16, Issue 2 (2024)                   Iran J War Public Health 2024, 16(2): 1001-1010 | Back to browse issues page



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Murtadha Mohammed Kassid, Zahid Jasim Mohammed. Healthcare Services and its Association with Quality of Life among Amputees. Iran J War Public Health 2024; 16 (2) :1001-1010
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Objectives: Quality of life among amputee patients is a multifaceted concept influenced by various factors. The study aimed to assess quality of life among amputees and its associated socio-demographic characteristics.
Method: A descriptive correlational study design conducted in the Baghdad City at Al-Rusafa Health Directorate for the period from October 1st, 2023 to March 21st , 2024. The study sample consisted of 200 clients who were selected according to the non-probability sampling method. The questionnaire was validated by experts and its reliability was validated by a pilot study. Data was collected through interviews and analyzed by applying descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The results indicate that the average age of the participants was 49.68 years, and the majority were male (65.5%), married (63%), and had completed middle school (49.5%). 42.5% of retirees, most of whom have income between 300-600 Iraqi dinars (47%). Health conditions, especially in the lower extremities (73%), led to amputation, with an average of 14.71 years since amputation, and 48.5% since use of prostheses. The simple linear regression analysis indicate that greater healthcare services are associated with improved physical (p = .000), psychological (p = .000), social (p = .000), and overall quality of life (p = .000).
Conclusions: The need to provide adequate health care support to enhance the well-being of amputees. Thus, it is suggested that policymakers and healthcare professionals prioritize accessible, high-quality healthcare services tailored to meet the unique requirements of amputees.

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