One hundred nine patients with long-bone fracture nonunion, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, and posttraumatic amputation were evaluated to assess the impact of chronic disability on the quality of life.
The quality of life parameters were defined by a functional assessment instrument, the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS), and a Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS).
A spouse PAIS self-report instrument was administered to assess the psychosocial adjustment of spouses or significant others.
A final questionnaire was developed to determine the reasons, in order of their importance, for either continuing medical therapy or accepting amputation.
The PAIS scores differed significantly between osteomyelitis patients and nonunion or amputation patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amputation, Ostéite, Pseudarthrose, Traumatisme, Bactériose, Infection, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Os, Membre inférieur, Homme, Exploration clinique, Qualité vie, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amputation, Osteitis, Pseudoarthrosis, Trauma, Bacteriosis, Infection, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone, Lower limb, Human, Clinical investigation, Quality of life, Questionnaire
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Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 199406.