Evaluation of the physical limitations, psychosocial aspects and quality of life of people affected by leprosy

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TitleEvaluation of the physical limitations, psychosocial aspects and quality of life of people affected by leprosy
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSilva PMF, Pereira LE, Ribeiro LL, dos Santos DCM, do Nascimento RD, D'Azevedo SSP
JournalRevista de pesquisa, cuidado é fundamental online
Year of Publication2019
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination211-215
Publication Languageeng, por, spa
KeywordsBrazil, Leprosy, Physical limitations, Psychosocial aspects, Quality of Life, Self-care
Abstract

Objective: Analyze the aspects related to the physical, psychosocial and quality of life of people affected by leprosy. Method: Quantitative, cross-sectional study. The Screening Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA), Social Participation and e World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-bref) scales were applied with 31 subjects. Result: The majority of the participants presented some degree of physical and social restriction. The correlation with the degree of disability highlighted that the patients who presented restrictions also had degree of disability II. About the quality of life, the psychological domain and the social relations showed the highest averages, while the physical and the environmental had the lowest ones. Conclusion: It is necessary to prioritize and intensify actions to prevent disability in leprosy.

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