Effect of applying continuous care model on quality of life in chemical warfare victims with bronchiolitis oblitrans
Trauma Monthly: 14 (2); 101-107 Article Type: Research Article
Z. Effect of applying continuous care model on quality of life in chemical warfare victims with bronchiolitis oblitrans,
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Aims: Chronic respiratory diseases are the most commonly disease in chemical warfare victims that could be a factor of disability in work life, family and social role and activity of daily living and finally result in decreasing the quality of life. This study conducted in order to evaluate the effect of applying continuous care model on quality of life in chemical warfare victims with bronchiolitis oblitrans.
Materials & Methods:In this clinical trial study 62 chemical warfare victims with bronchiolitis oblitrans who referred to hospital were divided into experimental and control groups, randomly. Continuous care model was applied to experimental group for a period of two months. Data collection instruments included respiratory disease specific questionnaire (SGRQ) and demographic questionnaire. Data was collected before and after the intervention in two study groups.
Results: There were no differences between investigated variables and mean of quality of life scores in 2 study groups before intervention (p>0/05). Data analysis with independent t-test showed that there was a significant difference between experimental and control groups in the mean of quality of life scores after intervention (p<0/05). Paired t-test also revealed a significant difference before and after intervention in experimental group (p<0/05).
Conclusion: Applying continuous care model can promote quality of life of chemical warfare victims suffering bronchilitis oblitrans.
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