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hrqol And trauma patient

Evi Fleischhacker, Heiko Trentzsch, David Kuppinger, Franziska Meigel, Felix Beyer, Wolfgang H Hartl
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have identified various risk factors for a poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after severe trauma. The relative importance of the time elapsed after injury, however, is unknown and results of clinical studies have been conflicting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in two trauma centres using data from the German TraumaRegister DGU® , which contained prospectively collected information on the type and severity of the injury, on critical care, and on outcome...
February 2018: Injury
Morten S Wad, Thomas Laursen, Sidsel Fruergaard, Søren Schmidt Morgen, Benny Dahl
INTRODUCTION: As the primary treatment of patients with severe trauma continues to improve, increasing interest has been directed towards long-term survival and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). In trauma patients, there are few studies describing long-term outcome using tools specifically directed at HRQoL. HYPOTHESIS: HRQoL measured with EQ-5D is significantly reduced compared to the Danish norm score 15 years after severe injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients more than 18 years of age, admitted to a level 1 trauma center from March 1996 to September 1997 were prospectively included and scored with Injury Severity Score (ISS)...
October 5, 2017: Injury
Ronnart N Kruithof, Henk A Formijne Jonkers, Denise J C van der Ven, Ger D J van Olden, Tim K Timmers
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the proximal humerus are common and most often treated non-operatively. However, long-term follow-up studies focusing on functional results and quality of life in patients after this type of fracture are scarce. The primary aim of this study is to report the long-term functional and quality of life outcome in patients with a proximal humeral fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing non-operative treatment for a proximal humeral fracture in a level 2 trauma centre between January 2000 and December 2013 was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
L Kaukola, J Snäll, R Roine, H Sintonen, H Thorén
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) before and after surgical treatment of zygomatic complex fracture and assess patients' perceptions of the aesthetic and functional outcomes of surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 79 adult patients before and after surgery for zygomatic complex fracture was conducted. HRQoL was measured using the generic 15-dimensional (15D) instrument, and patient satisfaction was assessed by an additional questionnaire...
September 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Juan P Herrera-Escobar, Elizabeth J Lilley, Jessica R Appelson, Belinda Gabbe, Karen Brasel, Terri deRoon-Cassini, Eric B Schneider, George Kasotakis, Haytham Kaafarani, George Velmahos, Ali Salim, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) recently recommended inclusion of postdischarge health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) metrics to benchmark the quality of trauma care. Currently, these measures are not routinely collected at most trauma centers. We sought to determine the feasibility and value of adding such long-term outcome measures to trauma registries. METHODS: As part of the FORTE (Functional Outcomes and Recovery after Trauma Emergencies) project, we included patients with an Injury Severity Score of 9 or greater, admitted to the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, who were identified retrospectively using the institutional trauma registry and contacted 6 or 12 months after injury to participate in a telephone survey evaluating HRQoL (Short Form 12 [SF-12]), PROs (Trauma Quality of Life), posttraumatic stress disorder, return to work, residential status, and health care utilization...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Amy Gunning, Mark van Heijl, Karlijn van Wessem, Luke Leenen
BACKGROUND: It is suggested in literature to use the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) as an outcome indicator for evaluating trauma centre performances. In order to predict HRQoL, characteristics that could be of influence on a predictive model should be identified. This study identifies patient and injury characteristics associated with the HRQoL in a general trauma population. METHODS: Retrospective study of trauma patients admitted from 1st January 2007 through 31th December 2012...
April 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Xiang-Yao Sun, Xi-Nuo Zhang, Yong Hai
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Schwab classification for adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) concluded that health-related quality of life was closely related to curve type and three sagittal modifiers. It was suggested that pelvic incidence minus lumbar lordosis value (PI-LL) should be corrected within -10°~+10°. However, recent studies also indicated that ideal clinical outcomes could also be achieved in patients without the ideal PI-LL mentioned above. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the relation between the clinical outcomes and the PI-LL of Chinese patients with ADS who received long posterior internal fixation and fusion...
March 29, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Cecilie Roe, Cathrine Brunborg, Nicole von Steinbüchel, Nada Andelic
BACKGROUND: Consequences after Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect the injured person's self-image and quality of life. The purpose was to assess the health related quality of life (HRQoL) at 12 months after a TBI in patients admitted to regional trauma centres, and to evaluate the metric properties of the Norwegian version of the Quality of Life After Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) questionnaire. METHODS: Two hundred four patients with TBI of all severities were included...
January 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Becky Green, Paul Norman, Markus Reuber
OBJECTIVES: Psychopathology levels are elevated in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and those with epilepsy. However, patients with PNES report higher rates of trauma and neglect, poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and an increased prevalence of insecure attachment. We examined to what extent attachment style and relationship quality with their main informal carer impact on levels of HRQoL, depression, and anxiety in patients with PNES versus those with epilepsy...
January 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Ruud A Leijendekkers, J Bart Staal, Gerben van Hinte, Jan Paul Frölke, Hendrik van de Meent, Femke Atsma, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower extremity amputation frequently suffer from socket-related problems. This seriously limits prosthesis use, level of activity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). An additional problem in patients with lower extremity amputation are asymmetries in gait kinematics possibly accounting for back pain. Bone-anchored prostheses (BAPs) are a possible solution for socket-related problems. Knowledge concerning the level of function, activity and HRQoL after surgery is limited...
November 22, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Mathilde Chevignard, Leila Francillette, Hanna Toure, Dominique Brugel, Philippe Meyer, Anne Laurent Vannier, Marion Opatowski, Laurence Watier
OBJECTIVE: Childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the first cause of death and acquired disability and it represents a major public health issue. Childhood severe TBI can lead to motor, cognitive, behavioural and social cognition deficits, which have consequences on academic achievement, social integration, participation and quality of life. Consequences may only appear after a delay, when the skills are supposed to be fully developed. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess academic outcome, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), amount of ongoing care and participation, following childhood severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) over 7-8years post-injury, in comparison with a matched uninjured control group...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Timothy L T Siu, Kainu Lin
Microscopic tubular discectomy (MTD) reduces muscle trauma associated with treatment of far lateral lumbar disc herniation (FLDH), but data from randomised controlled studies concerning its efficacy on posterolateral disc herniation, has failed to demonstrate its superiority over standard open techniques. Importantly concerns have been raised that it may be inferior in terms of relief of leg and back pain. Although several FLDH series show that MTD can deliver excellent outcomes, the volume of literature in this field has remained small and evidence based on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures, scarce...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Farah Dayana Zahedi, Salina Husain, Balwant Singh Gendeh
A prospective single blinded interventional study was held in Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre in August 2010 until November 2012 to evaluate the functional outcome of septorhinoplasty objectively and subjectively. Objective assessment was done using rhinomanometry and subjective assessment using Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation (NOSE) scale and Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaires (HRQOL) in Rhino Surgery. All measurements were taken preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
S Kaske, R Lefering, B Bouillon, M Maegele, A Driessen, C Probst, C Simanski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Trauma patients often suffer from persisting pain even years after injury, and data on long-term pain management is lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of persisting pain and health-related quality of life (HrQoL) among trauma victims 2 years after injury. Furthermore, the frequency of pain specialist consultation and the quality of outpatient pain management, including phamacological management, was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data on severely injured adult patients treated between 2008-2011 at the Cologne Merheim Medical Center (CMMC)/Germany...
June 2016: Der Schmerz
G Alexandridis, A C Gunning, L P H Leenen
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal fractures are known to cause a considerable long-term disability; disability influences the public health negatively in terms of personal suffering and monetary losses. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in general is influenced by various patient-specific factors, and possibly trauma and fracture characteristics. Previous studies might have underestimated the impact of this injury because of several injury and patient specific exclusion criteria. In this study we provide an overview of the patient characteristics and outcome of patients with a calcaneal fracture in a Dutch level I trauma population...
July 2016: Injury
M A C de Jongh, N Kruithof, T Gosens, C L P van de Ree, L de Munter, L Brouwers, S Polinder, K W W Lansink
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a major public health problem worldwide that leads to high medical and societal costs. Overall, improved understanding of the full spectrum of the societal impact and burden of injury is needed. The main purpose of the Brabant Injury Outcome Surveillance (BIOS) study is to provide insight into prevalence, predictors and recovery patterns of short-term and long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and costs after injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational, follow-up cohort study in which HRQoL, psychological, social and functional outcome, and costs after trauma will be assessed during 24 months follow-up within injured patients admitted in 1 of 10 hospitals in the county Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands...
February 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
N Kanuri, B Cassell, S E Bruce, K S White, B M Gott, C P Gyawali, G S Sayuk
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common abdominal pain disorder without an organic explanation. Abuse histories (physical, sexual, emotional) are prevalent in IBS. While abuse relates to mood disorders (depression and anxiety) also common in IBS, the influence of abuse on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its independence from psychological symptom comorbidity has not been studied. METHODS: Consecutive GI outpatients completed the ROME III Research Diagnostic Questionnaire and questionnaires on trauma (Life-Stress Questionnaire), mood (Beck Depression/Anxiety Inventories), somatic symptoms (PHQ-12), and HRQOL (SF-36)...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Jean-Eric Tarride, Natasha Burke, William D Leslie, Suzanne N Morin, Jonathan D Adachi, Alexandra Papaioannou, Louis Bessette, Jacques P Brown, Louisa Pericleous, Sergei Muratov, Robert B Hopkins
BACKGROUND: To estimate the long-term change in health related quality of life (HRQoL) following low-trauma fractures among individuals receiving home care (HC) services or living in long-term care (LTC) facilities using linked healthcare administrative data from Ontario, Canada. METHODS: HRQoL was estimated using the Health Utility Index (HUI-2) with the InterRai Minimum Data Set (MDS), a mandatory questionnaire for LTC and HC in the province of Ontario (population 14 million)...
April 19, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
Andrea V Das Neves, Daniela N Vasquez, Cecilia I Loudet, Dante Intile, María Gabriela Sáenz, Cecilia Marchena, Ana L Gonzalez, Joaquin Moreira, Rosa Reina, Elisa Estenssoro
PURPOSE: Our goal was to describe the evolution of selected physical and psychologic symptoms and identify the determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge. METHODS: The study is a prospective cohort of consecutive adult patients admitted to a mixed ICU in a university-affiliated hospital, mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours. During ICU stay, epidemiological data and events probably associated to worsening outcomes were recorded...
October 2015: Journal of Critical Care
Elina Laitakari, Virve Koljonen, Sari Pyörälä, Risto Rintala, Risto P Roine, Harri Sintonen
The long-term outcome after infant burn was queried 5-9 years after the initial accident. All participants had been treated for burn in Children's Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, before the age of 1 year. We hypothesized that the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young burn survivors may be impaired compared to healthy age matched peers. The health-related quality of life of 126 infant burned patients with a mean total body surface area (TBSA) of 3.5% was queried with the standardized and validated 17D questionnaire...
September 2015: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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