|Title:||Anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life in those injured by landmines, Ham, Islamic Republic of Iran|
Liahi, M. Asado
|Abstract:||We assessed depression, anxiety and health-related quality of life [HRQOL] in 137 cases of landmine I injury in Ham province, using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS] and the Short Form Health Survey [SF36] questionnaires. We also compared their scores with an uninjured control group [n - 360]. Most of the injured were male [93.4%] and illiterate [54.7%] with some irreversible sequelae [86.9%]. Overall, 69.3% of the injured participants scored high for both anxiety and depression. The level of anxiety and depression was significantly higher in older cases, those not completely recovered compared with recovered cases and those with amputation compared with those without amputation. The injured also had significantly lower mean scores in all HRQOL components than the control group. Landmine injured should be monitored for early identification and treatment of depression and anxiety|
Quality of Life
|Subject:||Wounds and Injuries|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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