Quality of life in persons with long-term mechanical ventilation or tetraplegic SCI without LTMV

Short Title:
Quality of life in persons with long-term mechanical ventilation or tetraplegic SCI without LTMV
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47085.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 10, issue 3, pp 94-101
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Abstract:
Study examined the quality of life (QOL) and experiences with caregiving among people using long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV) compared to patients with tetraplegic spinal cord injury (SCI) not using LTMV. QOL was conceptualized in 3 distinct ways: health-related QOL, global cognitive appraisal, and individualized/judgmental. Caregiving was assessed in terms of the intensity and quality of the caregiving relationship. No significant differences in QOL were observed between the 2 groups. Differences in caregiving were found, and caregiving was associated with cognitively appraised QOL.
Author(s):
Warschausky, Seth; Dixon, Pamela; Forchheimer, Martin; Nelson, Virginia S.; Park, Curie; Gater, David; Tate, Denise
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