Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics

Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9627

Ali T

Department of Community Health Sciences and School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

  • Research Article   
    Quality of Life of Road Traffic Injury Survivors Aged 15-44 Years Suffered From Moderate and Severe Head Injuries in Karachi, Pakistan
    Author(s): Abbasi SA*, Ali T, Rozi S, Khan UR and Jooma R

    Background: Most of Road traffic injuries are predicted to be the third leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2020 and patients end up into head injuries which leave devastating impacts on individual and society. Quality of Life After Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) is a specific tool that measures quality of life in head injury patients. Methods: This was a cross sectional study among 300 patients aged 15-45 years, attended emergency department of the Aga khan University Hospital. Structured questionnaire included demography, injury details, QOLIBRI, GOSE and WHO Disability Assessment Scale (WHODAS 12 items). Severity of injury was determined by Glasgow coma score of subjects reported in emergency department on admission. This was one time telephonic survey in which bidirectional data was collected from subjects about injury and out.. Read More»

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