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Physical, Emotional and Social Correlates in the Rehabilitation Process of Burn Patients

Journal: Austin Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 1-5

Keywords : Burn; Physical correlates; Emotional correlates; Social correlates;

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Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine the physical, emotional, and social correlates in the rehabilitation of burn patients. Method: In this cross-sectional study, approved by the Ethics Committee of the State University of Londrina, we evaluated 107 patients seen in the outpatient Burn Treatment Centre, University Hospital of Londrina, Brazil, after discharge. We used a structured form that addressed socio demographic characteristics and physical, emotional, and social changes that characterize this phase. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Fisher's exact test, and linear-bylinear association measures, with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. : All subjects reported experiencing aesthetic sequelae. The degree of dependence in everyday activities was significantly associated with family income (p = 0.017), occupation after burn (p = 0.023), and functional sequelae (p = 0.004). Total burned surface area was associated with reports of functional sequelae (p = 0.046) and degree of dependence for activities of daily living (p = 0.000). Conclusion: Burned patients' perception of their rehabilitation process is a tool that directs multidisciplinary care.

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