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Research Paper | Nursing | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
Quality of Life of Physically Disabled Adults at Thi Qar Rehabilitation Center in Al-Nasiriyah City
Ahmed A. Khlaif | Qahtan Q. Mohammed
Abstract: Objectives The present study aims to evaluate the Quality of Life (QoL) of adults with physical disability at Thi Qar Rehabilitation Center, and to identify the relationship between quality of life and socio-demographic characteristics of physically disabled such as gender, age, marital status, educational level, residential area, occupation, degree of disability, causes of disability and duration of disability. Methodology A descriptive analytical study design, in which assessment approach is applied in order to achieve the earlier stated objectives. The study was initiated from October 10th, 2016 to June 10th, 2017. A purposive ?non-probability? sample of 100 adult disabled individuals were selected in this study. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistical approaches by using statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 20.0. Results The study revealed that most common age was 20-29 years, most gender male who were married (57%) with primary school education (30%) who were (55%) of them are doesn't working and mostly live in urban area. Most Physical disability caused by acquired causes with duration between (1-5) years and the severity of physical disability was impaired in most of sample. The study indicates that physically disabled are having moderate level of quality of life. The result shows no significant relationship between total QoL and demographic variables including (age, gender, marital status, education level, occupation and residence) while there is high significant between QoL and severity of disability. There is significant relationship between QoL and causes and duration of disability. Conclusions The study concluded that physical disabled adults have the ability to cope with their disabilities reflected by their moderate level of quality of life, the QoL for adults with physical disability was not influenced by their characteristics such as age, gender, educational level, marital status, residence and occupation.
Keywords: Quality of Life, Physical disability
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 624 - 628
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