Effect of surgery on psychiatric states and quality of life of paraplegics and quadriplegics with pressure sores and their primary caregivers

Effect of surgery on psychiatric states and quality of life of paraplegics and quadriplegics with... Pressure sores in paraplegics and quadriplegics constitute a challenging problem in plastic surgery. There are very few studies in the literature in the area of pressure sores, their treatment, and how they affect the mental, social, and emotional status of the patients. This study examined the role of surgery on the psychiatric state and quality of life in patients with pressure sores and their relatives who provide primary care. The study also determined if a relation exists between psychiatric state and pressure sore recurrence. Seventeen patients with deep pressure sores and 18 caregivers were included in the study. The Beck depression inventory (BDI), trait anxiety inventory (TAI), and the short form-36 were used to measure depression, anxiety, and quality of life in the participants. These tests were administered before the operation and 6 months afterwards. Decreases were found in postoperative depression and anxiety with an increase in quality of life in patients with pressure sores and their caregivers. A positive correlation was found between the recurrence and first and last BDI and TAI scores in patients with pressure sores. For relatives of the patients, we found a positive correlation between the first TAI scores and recurrence. Surgical treatment of pressure sores results in rapid improvement in the psychiatric state and quality of life of patients and patients’ relatives. A positive correlation was observed between recurrence and the psychiatric states of patients and relatives. To prevent recurrence, it is important to provide psychiatric support to patients with pressure sores and their primary caregivers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Effect of surgery on psychiatric states and quality of life of paraplegics and quadriplegics with pressure sores and their primary caregivers

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/effect-of-surgery-on-psychiatric-states-and-quality-of-life-of-5k0nhUskEi
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-009-0333-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

  • Health-related quality of life and pressure ulceration assessment in patients treated in the community
    Franks, PJ; Winterberg, H; Moffatt, CJ

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial