Evaluation of Physically-Disabled Fighters’ Quality of Life at Rehabilitation Military Center in Al-Basra City

  • Mukdad Ali Hamead1, Hala Saadi Abdul Wahid2
Keywords: Quality of Life, Physical disability, Physically-disabled Fighters

Abstract

Objective(s): The aim of the study is to evaluate the physically- disabled fighters’ quality of life, and to
identify the relationship between the physically-disabled fighters’ quality of life and their socio-demographic
characteristics.
Method: A quasi-experimental design is carried throughout the present study at the Rehabilitation Military
Center in Al-Basra City, Iraq,for the period of January 7th 2019 to October 31st 2019. Non-probability
“purposive” sample of (27) physically disabled fighters’ is selected selected for the present study. The
questionnaire is composed of two main parts (The Physically Disabled Socio-Demographic Characteristics,
and Physically Disabled Fighters’ Quality of Life Evaluation Tool).The data are collected through the
utilization of a developed questionnaire (Arabic version) and the use of structured interview technique
with each physically disabled fighter as means of data collection. Test-retest reliability of instrument
was determined through the use of Pearson correlation coefficient and content validity of the instrument
validity was determined through a panel of (18) experts. Data were analyzed through the use of descriptive
statistical data analysis approach of frequency, percentage, mean, mean of scores, total of scores, range
and standard deviation and inferential statistical data analysis approach T-test, multiple linear regressions,
person correlation coefficient,Chi-Square test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).
Results: The results of the study depict that the evaluation of physically-disabled fighters’ quality of lifeis
moderate on the physical health domain,psychological health domain, and social relationship domain
environment domain and spiritual health domain, and low on the level of independence domain; physically
disabled fighters’ quality of life is significantly different relative to their age, residency, level of education,
and chronic illness.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the overall evaluation of physically-disabled fighters’ quality of life
is moderate.

Author Biography

Mukdad Ali Hamead1, Hala Saadi Abdul Wahid2

1Assist. Lecturer,Academic Nurse Specialist, Lieutenant Colonel, Ministry of Defense, Iraq,
2Prof. Dr.,Community Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad. Iraq

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Mukdad Ali Hamead1, Hala Saadi Abdul Wahid2. (2020). Evaluation of Physically-Disabled Fighters’ Quality of Life at Rehabilitation Military Center in Al-Basra City. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 555-558. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1168