Health outcomes for burn surviviors: A 2-year follow-up

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Health outcomes for burn surviviors: A 2-year follow-up
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Rehabilitation Psychology
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2003, vol. 48, issue 3, pp 189-194
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Study used the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) to examine the health outcomes of burn survivors at 1 month, 1 year, and 2 years after burn injury. The SIP is used to measure the perceived impact of sickness on the performance of a broad range of daily activities. SIP scores for burn survivors were compared cross-sectionally with those of other medical populations. Results indicated that burn survivors experienced relatively low sickness impact compared to other medical populations within 1 year of injury. Participants reported worse psychosocial function than physical function. Overall health improved between 1 month and 1 year postinjury, after which it stabilized and remained unchanged at the end of the second year.
Williams, Rhonda; Doctor, Jason; Patterson, David; Gibran, Nicole
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