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Effectiveness of home modification on quality of life on wheel chair user paraplegic population

Rawal Medical Journal

Author: Ahmad, J., Shakil-ur-Rehman, S., Sibtain, F.
Year: 2013
Type: Journal Article


Objective: To determine the effectiveness of home modification on wuality of life of wheel chair y sers with spinal cord injuries. Methodology: Community-based randomised control trial was carried out from Jan-Dec 2012 with 40 parapalegic wheel chair users. LiSAT scores were calculated and the group divided into two groups: control and experiment. Home modifications were carried out for the experiment group including, wheel chair accessible doors, ramps, rails, bath seats, and non-slip surfaces. Questionnaires and interviews were carried out before and two months after the modifications. Results: The quality of life was significantly improved for the experiment/modificaton group, with the mean LiSAT score of 33.32 (p=0.001) compared to 11074 (p=0.154) for the control. Conclusion: Home modifications are effective in enhancing the quality of life of parapalegic wheel chair users.

Further Details

Full Title Rawal Medical Journal
Pages 263-265
Volume 38
Issue 3
Section 263
Accession Number August, 2013
Research Notes Electronic copy added 21/08/2013
Keywords Modificationhomewell beingdisabled

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