Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 16, Issue 2 (2024)                   Iran J War Public Health 2024, 16(2): 1001-1007 | Back to browse issues page



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Marwa Salah Mutar, Arkan Bahlol Naji. Social Support and it Association to Self-Efficacy among Users of Prostheses after Lower Limb Amputation. Iran J War Public Health 2024; 16 (2) :1001-1007
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Background: The research purpose was to investigate the self-efficacy and social support relationships among users of prostheses post-lower limb amputation. Understanding these relationships is crucial in comprehending how individuals adapt to life post-amputation and how their perceived capabilities and social interactions influence their rehabilitation and overall well-being.
Method: A correlational study conducted in the Baghdad City at Rusafa Health Department for the period from October 1, 2023 to March 24, 2024. The study sample consisted of 200 patients who were selected according to the non-probability sampling method. The questionnaire was validated by experts and its reliability was verified by a pilot study. Data were collected through interviews and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The study showed that a significant proportion of lower limb amputees using prostheses had low self-efficacy (60%) and moderate social support (40.5%). Additionally, there was a positive correlation between social support and self-efficacy, particularly in managing fatigue (r = 0.133), coping with pain (r = 0.198), handling emotional distress (r = 0.172), addressing other symptoms (r = 0.180) and health problems, and overall self-efficacy (r = 0.173).
Conclusions: Interventions aimed at strengthening social support networks can significantly improve self-efficacy and general well-being in this population, ultimately promoting better adjustment and quality of life after amputation.

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