ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE OF PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS ATTENDING TERTIARY CARE CENTRE OF NAGPUR: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY.

Dr. Roshan Raut, Dr. Sushama Thakre, Dr. Subhash Thakre

Abstract


Background: Disabled persons remain neglected part of society and they also experience various barriers due to restriction of participation. The aim was to assess the quality of life (QOL) of physically disabled person by using WHO BREF scale.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among physically disabled persons aged more than 18 years of age attending OPD tertiary care center of Nagpur for disability certificate from rural area from 1st May to 31st September 2018.

Results:  Out of 83 subjects; 49(59.04%) were male and 34(40.96%) were female. Mean ± SD age in years was 40.5±12.9. Median domain wise score of quality of life was 50 in physical health, 50 in psychological health, 56 in social relationship and 50 in environmental health.

Conclusion: The QOL was found poor among respondents in the psychological domain as compared to other domains.


Keywords


disability, activities of daily living, WHO BREF scale

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